San Diego Padres vs. Seattle Mariners
The San Diego Padres and the Seattle Mariners open their three game series on Friday in San Diego. The Mariners are -120 favorites over the Padres with an over/under run total set at 6.5.
The San Diego Padres are one of the worst teams in baseball this season and they are already playing for next season or beyond. The Padres are 4-6 in their last 10 games, 14-23 at home this season, and they are 18 games back in the N.L. West. As a team the Padres are hitting .229 with Carlos Quentin hitting .367, Chase Headley hitting .267, and Will Venable hitting .254. As a team the Padres pitching staff has an ERA of 4.04 with the starters at 4.16 and the bullpen at 3.80. For game one against the Mariners San Diego starts Clayton Richard who has won his last two starts. For the season Richard has allowed 93 hits and 40 earned runs while striking out 52 over 91.1 innings of work for a 3.94 ERA.
The Seattle Mariners are struggling badly as they have fallen out of the race in the A.L. West. The Mariners are 3-7 in their last 10 games, 18-22 on the road this season, and they are 13.5 games back in the standings. As a team the Mariners are hitting .239 with Kyle Seagar at .269, Jesus Montero, Ichiro Suzuki, and Michael Saunders at .264. As a team the Mariners pitching staff has an ERA of 4.33 with the starters at 4.70 and the bullpen at 3.56. For game one against the Padres Seattle starts Kevin Millwood who has three no decisions and a loss in his last four starts. For the season Millwood has allowed 71 hits and 31 earned runs while striking out 56 over 75.2 innings of work for a 3.69 ERA.
San Diego is 5-11 in their last 16 games following a loss, 1-4 in their last five games as a favorite, and 4-0 in Richard’s last 14 interleague starts. Seattle is 3-8 in their last 11 games against the N.L. West, 5-2 in their last seven interleague road games, and 5-2 in Millwood’s last seven starts. Seattle is 1-4 in the last five meetings of these two.
We are getting the better team at better odds here with Seattle and they are also 14-3 in their last 17 games in San Diego.
Seattle Mariners -120 San Diego Padres