Seattle Mariners (54-51) vs Boston Red Sox (56-49)
Game Info: Tuesday, August 1, 2023 at 9:40 pm (T-Mobile Park)
Bryce Miller (7-3) (3.96) vs Brayan Bello (7-6) (3.66)
Betting Odds: Seattle Mariners -110 / Boston Red Sox +100 --- Over/Under: 7.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Seattle Mariners will host the Boston Red Sox for game two of their three-game series this Tuesday night from T-Mobile Park. Seattle took game one after pulling away late, 6-2.
Red Sox Preview & Projected Starter
Boston moved to 56-50 after falling to Seattle. The Red Sox let the Mariners pull away late in last night’s contest, and they’ll look to avoid a fourth straight loss here in game two. The Boston offense is 4.18 scoring runs per game, while batting .264, with a .331 on-base percentage. The pitching staff carries a 4.89 ERA, with a 1.34 WHIP.
Brayan Bello (7-6, 3.66 ERA, 82 Ks) will take the bump for Boston. The sophomore righty bounced back in his matchup with Atlanta last week, holding the high octane offense to three runs in six innings en route to a Sox win. Bello’s really come along this season, and he’s been pretty reliable since the start of May, allowing more than three runs only once over his last fourteen outings. Eight of Bello’s nine appearances since the beginning of June have resulted in quality starts, and he’ll look to kick August off on a positive note here.
Red Sox Player Trends & Props
• Rafael Devers collected three hits in the game one loss, and he’s first on the team in HR (25) and RBI (76).
• Justin Turner has produced a run in four of the last five games, and he’s posting splits of .286/17/71, while leading the Sox in hits (112).
• Jarren Duran has recorded a hit in seven of the previous eight contests, and he leads Boston in batting at .314, and has 35 RBI totaled.
• Masataka Yoshida went hitless for the fifth straight games last night, so he’s due eventually, but he still has nice totals of 110 hits and 53 RBI, while batting .304.
Mariners Preview & Projected Starter
Seattle enters at 55-51 after defeating Boston. The Mariners have been locked in since returning from the break, and they’re winners of eight of their last eleven games. The Seattle offense is 3.87 scoring runs per game, while batting .234, with a .313 on-base percentageThe pitching staff carries a 3.55 ERA, with a 1.19 WHIP.
Bryce Miller (7-3, 3.96 ERA, 71 Ks) will start for Seattle. The rookie pitcher was roughed up in Minnesota last week, allowing six runs thru 5.2 innings to the Twins, but still managing to avoid the losing decision. Miller held teams to two runs or less in five of his six previous starts prior to that, so there’s a chance he gets back on track here at home.
Mariners Player Trends & Props
• Julio Rodriguez plated two runs in the game one victory, and after extending his eight-game hit streak last night, he leads Seattle in home runs (17), with 57 RBI.
• Eugenio Suarez has produced runs in six consecutive games, and he leads the Mariners in RBI (65), with fourteen homers.
• J.P. Crawford homered in the game three win over Arizona, and he leads the team in batting at .266, with 36 RBI.
• Teoscar Hernandez is second on the team in home runs (16) and runs batted in (58).
• Seattle hero Cal Raleigh powered Monday’s win with a pair of homers, and he’s now tied with Hernandez for second on the squad with 16 home runs, with 43 RBI.
Corey’s Free Pick
Two of the more promising young pitchers in the league will collide Monday night, and I’m tempted to roll with the momentum the hosts are building. Seattle played .500 ball all the way up until last month, and they’ve really turned things up over the past four weeks. Boston had a pretty good July themselves, but they closed with three straight losses, and haven’t scored more than three runs in the last four games. The tide may turn for them soon, but let’s roll with a streaking Seattle team here at home in game two.