New York Mets (62-73) vs Seattle Mariners (76-58)
Game Info: Saturday, September 2, 2023 at 7:10 pm (Citi Field)
David Peterson (3-7) (5.23) vs Luis Castillo (11-7) (3.07)
Betting Odds: New York Mets +106 / Seattle Mariners -123 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The New York Mets and the Seattle Mariners will meet in Queens for game two of their interleague series this Saturday from Citi Field. New York took game one in a low scoring battle, 2-1.
Mariners Preview & Projected Starter
Seattle moved to 76-58 after falling to New York. The Mariners couldn’t get anything going last night, and they’ll attempt to get back to their winning ways here in game two. The Seattle offense is 3.87 scoring runs per game, while batting .234, with a .313 on-base percentage. The pitching staff carries a 3.55 ERA, with a 1.19 WHIP.
Luis Castillo (11-7, 3.15 ERA, 175 Ks) will start for Seattle. The seventh-year pitcher capitalized on the home matchup against Kansas City, tossing seven scoreless frames to earn his eleventh win. Castillo wrapped up his best month of action in style, and after allowing two runs or less in five of his last seven starts, he’s got the momentum to get Seattle back into the win column. Dating back to his time in Cincinnati, Castillo’s starts in NYC have been strong and fun to watch, and he’ll look to add another gem in Queens this weekend.
Mariners Player Trends & Props
• Julio Rodriguez has gone yard in three of the last five games, and he leads Seattle in batting (.286) and hits (153), with 24 home runs and 87 RBI.
• Teoscar Hernandez has multiple hits in seven of the last ten games, and he’s posting splits of .264/22/78.
• Cal Raleigh has produced a run in five of the previous nine games, and he leads the club in homers (25), with 64 RBI.
• J.P. Crawford has totaled multiple bases in four of the last six games, and he’s posting a line of .268/12/42.
• Eugenio Suarez has totaled 18 homers and 83 RBI for the season.
Mets Preview & Projected Starter
New York moved to 55-66 after taking two of three from Pittsburgh. The Mets were about to win their second series of the month in Queens this week, and they’ll attempt to bring that success to STL this weekend. T he New York offense is scoring 3.98 runs per game, while batting .238, with a .318 on-base percentage. The pitching staff carries a 4.39 ERA, with a 1.35 WHIP.
David Peterson (3-7, 5.23 ERA, 91 Ks) will get the call for New York. The fourth-year pitcher came through with his best outing of the season last week at home against LAA, striking out eight thru seven innings of one-run ball. Peterson flashed glimpses of his rookie season with the gem against the Halos last time out, and he’ll look to double down on the AL West here.
Mets Player Trends & Props
• Pete Alonso homered in the game three win over Pittsburgh, and he leads the Mets in home runs (35) and RBI (8&).
• Francisco Lindor collected a hit in all three matchups with The Pirates, and he’s second on the team with 22 homers and 72 RBI.
• Brandon Nimmo brings an eight-game hit streak into this contest, and he leads NYM in batting (.259) and hits (116), with 17 HR and 50 RBI.
• Jeff McNeil has recorded a hit in nine of the last ten games, and he’s second on the team in batting at .257, with 41 runs batted in.
Corey’s Free Pick
I’m all-in for a bounce back from the Mariners here, as they will send one of the top pitchers in baseball to the hill in Luis Castillo, and he’s in great form. Castillo looks like the ace Seattle paid him to be, and with him returning to NYC, we could be in for another strong outing. After failing to produce much, the Seattle bats should come out a bit stronger, and they’ve got the ingredients for a victory here. Back the Mariners for this interleague matchup.