Both the Seattle Mariners and San Francisco Giants were projected to be among the worst teams in their respective leagues this season but both have overachieved and are battling for playoff spots. They close a quick two-game set in the Bay Area on Wednesday.
How to Bet Mariners at Giants MLB Odds & TV Info
- When: Wednesday, 9:45 PM ET
- Where: Oracle Park
- Probable pitchers (away/home): Nick Margevicius/Tyler Anderson
- TV: MLB Extra Innings
- Stream/gameday audio: https://www.mlb.com/live-stream-games/
- Opening MLB Lines: TBA
Since Aug. 17, the Mariners are batting .250 with a .324 on-base percentage and a .425 slugging mark. They are averaging 5.00 runs-per-game in that span. That is 6th-most in the AL over that span, trailing only the White Sox (6.42), Houston (5.63), Toronto (5.55), Los Angeles-AL (5.25) and Boston (5.20).
The Mariners will be without infielder/outfielder Sam Haggerty for a while as he has landed on the 10-day injured list with a left forearm strain. The newly-claimed Casey Sadler has taken his spot on the active roster.
The 26-year-old Haggerty can play all over the field, but he mostly settled into left field for the Mariners this season. The switch-hitter held his own with a triple slash of .260/.315/.400 over 54 plate appearances, racking up 0.4 rWAR. Sadler has bounced around in his professional career, suiting up for the Pirates, Rays, Dodgers, and Cubs prior to the Mariners. Last season was the busiest of his career: He made 33 appearances between the Rays and Dodgers with a 2.14 ERA/4.39 FIP across 46 1/3 innings.
The Mariners have used 45 players this season, including 25 pitchers. The 45 players used are currently T3rd-most in the Majors this season. Third baseman Kyle Seager recently passed Jay Buhner for fourth on the team’s all-time hits list, although Seager has a long way to go to catch No. 3 Ken Griffey Jr., who has 1,843. Ichiro Suzuki holds the team record with 2,542.
It’s scheduled to be Nick Margevicius on the mound. Margevicius has made a nice impression since moving into the rotation, going 1-2 with a 3.48 ERA in four starts. The 24-year-old lefty mixes his pitches well and has worked his way into the conversation as part of Seattle’s future pitching plans.
Last time out, Margeivicius was tagged with the loss Friday against the Angels. He allowed two runs on seven hits and two walks while fanning five across six innings.Why Bet on San Francisco?
Monitor the status of Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford as he has been dealing with hamstring tightness. Those are easy to aggravate and land on the injured list. The Giants have not decided what role pitcher Jeff Samardzija will fill when he returns from the injured list. Samardzija really struggled before going down with a shoulder injury last month.
On Sunday, the Giants made a subtle bullpen move, recalling right-handed pitcher Rico Garcia and optioning left-handed pitcher Andrew Suárez. Garcia has made 9 appearances this year, and accrued an ERA of 7.50 and an FIP of 5.30.
Over the weekend vs. Arizona, the Giants had something quite rare happen. With their back-to-back triples, C Joey Bart and OF Mauricio Dubón became the first 8th and 9th hitters in SF-era history to hit back-to-back triples. It also marked the first time in SF-era history the Giants had back-to-back triples in which each player recorded their first career triple.
The Giants have five players: Mike Yastrzemski, Donovan Solano, Corey Dickerson, Wilmer Flores and Evan Longoria who have reached the 20-RBI mark. It’s the fourth time since 1958 that the Giants have had five 20-RBI players within the team’s first 40 games of a season, along with 1970, 1971 and 1999.
Tyler Anderson (1-3) is scheduled on the mound. Anderson gave up four runs over four innings Friday in a loss to the Diamondbacks. Anderson has had just one good outing in his last five, though that good outing was a one-hit shutout of the Diamondbacks. He made three straight starts against Arizona. Through nine appearances (seven starts), Anderson owns a 5.18 ERA and 1.45 WHIP this season.
Opponents have put nearly half of their swings against him in play, the second-highest rate among pitchers with at least 30.0 innings pitched in the majors.Expert PredictionGiants 5, Mariners 4