Written and authored by Major League Baseball Expert Analyst Bobby Wallace. Charliessports.com produces it for Baseball news and notes. The teams will play on Wednesday July 1st, 2015. At 3:40 PM EST.
The (34-42) Seattle Mariners of the American League West Division will be in “AMERICA’S FINEST CITY”. For the finale of the two-day interleague series. Seattle plays the (37-41) San Diego Padres of the NL West in 2015 Baseball action. The teams will play at Petco Park in San Diego, California. The Best Sports Handicapper believes the Seattle Mariners have upgraded their roster in 2015. The fans in the Great Northwest are looking for the payoff. The San Diego Padres are playing good baseball, but the Division is tough with the Dodgers and Giants. The opening betting line has San Diego as a -125 home favorite Against The Spread. The betting odds total is six and a half runs for Wednesday’s game.
The 2015 Seattle Mariners have dropped three of four and play the Padres in game one on June 30th. Seattle is fourth in the AL West, nine and a half games out of first place. Seattle is 17-19 on the road this season.
*Right Fielder Nelson Cruz is the leader at the plate in all five major categories.
*Second Baseman Robinson Cano has a .241 batting average.
*Seattle batters have hit seventy-seven homers in 2015.
*Starting Pitcher Felix Hernandez leads the rotation with ten victories, a 3.05 ERA and has one hundred strikeouts.
*Relief Pitcher Fernando Rodney leads the staff with fifteen saves.
*Seattle pitching averages 7.70 strikeouts per nine innings.
*Seattle will begin a seven-game homestand on July 6th.
*Notable injuries: Starting Pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma is on the disabled list, but is set to return in early July.
*The Mariners are only 4-9 their last thirteen interleague baseball games.
*The betting odds under the total are 23-7-2 Seattle last thirty-two on Wednesday’s.
*The Seattle Mariners are 4-6 their last ten MLB ATS Predictions overall, going over the betting odds total three times, staying under the betting odds total five and has two pushes.
*The Seattle Mariners will send the Right Handed Taijuan Walker, who is (6-6) with a 4.64 earned run average to the mound for game two of the series. The Shreveport, Louisiana native threw seven innings, giving up seven hits and a run his last start on June 26th, a 3-1 road victory against the Angels.
*Bovada.Lv lists the Seattle Mariners at 25/1 to win the 2015 MLB American League Title.
The 2015 San Diego Padres have won two of three MLB contests. San Diego is fourth in the Division, six games from the top spot. The Padres are 18-20 at home this season.
*Left Fielder Justin Upton is on fire at the plate, leading the team in all five batting categories.
*Catcher Derek Norris has eleven homers.
*The Padres batting order has a .378 team slugging percentage.
*Starting Pitcher James Shields has seven wins and one hundred and sixteen strikeouts.
*Relief Pitcher Craig Kimbrel has nineteen saves.
*Notable injuries: Third Baseman Will Middlebrooks is listed as day to day.
*San Diego will hit the road for ten games on Thursday July, 2nd.
*The betting odds over the total are 20-7-1 the Padres last twenty-eight at home.
*The betting odds over the total are 7-2 San Diego last nine in the second game of a series.
The Seattle Mariners are 5-5 their last ten overall, going over the betting odds total five times and staying under the betting odds total five.
*The Right, Handed James Shields, who is (7-2) with a 4.24 earned run average, will be on the hill. The 6’4″ 215 pound Newhall, California native went four innings, giving up nine hits and seven runs his last outing, a 13-8 road loss to San Francisco on June 25th.
*The San Diego Padres are 18/1 to win the 2015 MLB National League Pennant.
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