Seattle Mariners (60-52) vs San Diego Padres (55-58)
Game Info: Wednesday, August 9, 2023 at 9:40 pm (T-Mobile Park)
() () vs Yu Darvish (8-7) (4.41)
Betting Odds: Seattle Mariners +105 / San Diego Padres -132 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Seattle Mariners will host the San Diego Padres for game two of their interleague set this Wednesday from T-Mobile Field. Seattle silenced San Diego in game one with a 2-0 victory.
Padres Preview & Projected Starter
San Diego moved to 55-59 after losing to Seattle. The Padres were held scoreless in game one, and they’re in danger of dropping a fourth straight here Wednesday. The San Diego offense is scoring 4.31 runs per game, while batting .228, with a .317 on-base percentage. The pitching staff carries a 3.76 ERA, with a 1.23 WHIP.
Yu Darvish (8-7, 4.36 ERA, 85 Ks) will get the start for San Diego. The veteran pitcher came through with another strong outing at home versus Los Angeles last week, holding them to two runs through seven innings pitched. Darvish has been dialed in since returning from the break, holding clubs to two runs or less in four of his last five starts, with two of those being shutout outings. Darvish comes into a rough spot here with his squad reeling, so his unpredictability should be considered when facing this hot Mariners team.
Padres Player Trends & Props
• Juan Soto has recorded a hit in eight of the last ten games, and he leads the Padres in home runs (24) and RBI (72), with 108 hits.
• Manny Machado is hitless over his last three contests, but he’s still posting splits of .253/21/66.
• Fernando Tatis plated two runs in the series finale versus LAD, and he’s posting a solid line of .259/19/60.
• Xander Bogaerts has collected a hit in eight of the last ten games, and he leads the Pads in hits (109), while batting .265.
• Ha-Seong Kim brings an 14-game hit streak into this matchup, and he leads the Pads in (.290), with 15 homers and 41 RBI.
Mariners Preview & Projected Starter
Seattle moved to 61-52 after defeating San Diego. The Mariners got a gem from Logan Gilbert last night, and they’ve now pinned six straight victories. 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.
The Mariners have yet to name a starter, indicating game two may be a bullpen day.
Mariners Player Trends & Props
• Julio Rodriguez has multiple hits in four straight contests, and he leads Seattle in hits (119) and home runs (18), with 62 RBI.
• Eugenio Suarez has produced a run in eleven of his last thirteen games, and he leads the Mariners in RBI (72), while hitting sixteen homers.
• J.P. Crawford collected three hits in the game one victory, and he leads the team in batting at .268, with 37 RBI.
• Teoscar Hernandez homered in series finale win over LAA, and he’s second on the team in home runs (17), while third in runs batted in (60).
• Cal Raleigh plated a key run via sacrifice fly in last night’s win, and he’s tied with JRod for the team-lead in homers (18), with 47 RBI.
Corey’s Free Pick
San Diego comes into a spot where they can stop the bleeding with Yu Darvish set to go, and Seattle opting for a bullpen day. The Mariners are hot right now, but with Darvish in strong form currently, there’s a chance they can stick around in this one. Darvish’s unpredictability does open a potentially safer route for this matchup as well. After last night’s contest, game two should see more production at the plate for both sides, so I like leaning on the firepower on both sides to clear the total a bit more than trusting a winner. Take the Over for this interleague matchup.