Written and authored by Major League Baseball Expert Analyst Charlie Red McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for Baseball news and notes. The teams will play on Tuesday, July 21st, 2015. At 7:08 PM EST.
The (42-50) Seattle Mariners of the American League West Division will take the “MOTOR CITY”. For the second of a four-game series. Detroit will play the (45-46) Detroit Tigers of the AL Central in 2015 Baseball action. The teams will play at Comerica Park in downtown Detroit, Michigan. The Best Sports Handicapper believes the Seattle Mariners have the hitting and pitching to make a playoff run in the second-half of the 2015 season. Detroit is one of the most disappointing teams in baseball. The Tigers have to regroup to contend with Kansas City and Minnesota. The opening betting line has Seattle as a -120 Road Favorite Against The Spread. The betting odds total is nine runs for Tuesday’s game.
The 2015 Seattle Mariners have lost two of three out of the All-Star break. Seattle is playing Detroit on July 20th. The Mariners are last in the AL West, nine games out of first-place. Seattle is 22-23 away from the “EMERALD CITY” this season.
*Right Fielder Nelson Cruz is the batting leader in all five categories.
*Third Baseman Kyle Seager has a .271 batting average.
*The Seattle offense has hit ninety-seven homers this season.
*Starting Pitcher Felix “THE KING” Hernandez leads the rotation with eleven wins, a 2.77 ERA and has one hundred and seventeen strikeouts.
*Relief Pitcher Fernando Rodney has a staff best sixteen saved games.
*The Seattle pitching staff averages 7.81 strikeouts per nine innings.
*The Mariners begin a homestand on July 24th.
*Notable injury: Starting pitcher Carl Furbush is on the 15-day disabled list with tendinitis in his bicep muscle.
*The betting odds over the total are 7-2-1 Seattle last ten on Tuesday’s.
*The betting odds under the total is 10-1-1 Seattle last twelve on the road.
*The Seattle Mariners are 4-6 their last ten Sports Handicappers Predictions overall, going over the betting odds total six times and staying under the betting odds total four times.
*The Seattle Mariners will send the Right Handed Taijuan Walker. Who is (7-7) with a 4.84 ERA to the pitchers mound for game two of the series? The Shreveport, Louisiana native went five innings, giving up seven hits and seven runs his last start on July 11th, a 10-3 home loss to the Angels.
*Bovada.Lv lists the Seattle Mariners at 33/1 to win the 2015 MLB American League Pennant.
The 2015 Detroit Tigers have dropped two of three baseball contests. The Tigers are third in the Division, ten and a half games from the top spot. Detroit is 23-25 at home this season, but fading fast.
*Right Fielder J.D. Martinez leads the batting order with twenty-six home runs, and sixty runs batted in.
*Left Fielder Yoenis Cespedes is the leader on offense with one hundred and five hits.
*The Detroit offense has a .431 slugging percentage.
*Starting Pitcher David Price leads the rotation with a 2.32 ERA and one hundred and one hundred and twenty-seven strikeouts.
*Relief Pitcher Joakim Soria leads the staff with twenty saves.
*Notable injury: Slugger Miguel Cabrera is on the 15-day disabled list with a sore calf.
*The Tigers will end the month with a long road trip starting on July 24th.
*The betting odds under the total are 16-5 Detroit last twenty-one on Tuesday’s.
*The betting odds over the total are 9-2-1 the last twelve between the teams in Detroit.
The Detroit Tigers are 4-6 their last ten overall, going over the betting odds total six times and staying under the betting odds total four.
*The Right, Handed Shane Greene, who is (4-7) with a 6.32 ERA, will be on the hill. The 6’4″ 210 pound Clermont, Florida native pitched 4.2 innings, giving up seven hits and seven runs. His last start on July 12th, a 7-1 loss at Minnesota.
*The Detroit Tigers are 14/1 to win the 2015 MLB American League Crown.