Taijuan Walker (4-7, 4.10 ERA) and CC Sabathia (7-10, 4.49 ERA) are on the hill in the second of a three-game series between the Seattle Mariners (67-57) and the New York Yankees (63-61) at Safeco Field. The Mariners won the last game 7-5, and Seattle leads the series 1-0. Action begins at 10:10 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Aug. 23 and can be seen on YES, RTNW and ESPN.
Walker pitched 4.0 innings in his last outing, surrendering six runs and walking two in an 8-6 win over the Angels. Robinson Cano (.294, 82 Rs, 28 HRs, 79 RBIs) continued his strong play yesterday, going 3 for 4 with two runs. Sabathia went 6.0 innings, surrendering seven runs, striking out 12 and walking one in a 7-4 defeat to the Blue Jays in his most recent start. Didi Gregorius (.284, 53 Rs, 17 HRs, 56 RBIs, 5 SBs) went 1 for 4 yesterday.
The odds for Seattle and New York are even, while the Over/Under (O/U) is currently not available. Opposing batters know they're in for a battle when they play Seattle. The Mariners are one of the top teams when it comes to pitching, allowing just 4.3 runs per game. The Mariners are the second-best team in the AL at limiting hits during home games, allowing only 8.5 hits per game to their opponents this season.
The Yankees have established a reputation of overwhelming hitters with an AL-best 8.8 strikeouts per game.
The Mariners lead the season series, 3-1. The Mariners have an 18-25 record against left-handed starting pitchers on the year, which is what they'll be facing when Sabathia takes the mound.
Predictions: SU Winner - SEA
NY Yankees are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Yankees's last 5 games on the road.
NY Yankees are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games on the road.
NY Yankees are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games when playing Seattle.
NY Yankees are 9-4 SU in their last 13 games when playing Seattle.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of NY Yankees's last 8 games when playing Seattle.
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of NY Yankees's last 16 games when playing on the road against Seattle.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Yankees's last 5 games when playing on the road against Seattle.
NY Yankees are 8-1 SU in their last 9 games when playing on the road against Seattle.
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Seattle's last 16 games when playing at home against NY Yankees.
The Seattle batters brought in a solid 10 hits last game. New York has a record of 12-31 when their opponents get that many hits or more.
When they are outhit, the Yankees are 12-50. The Mariners have a 14-39 record when opponents outhit them.
Ranking 20th in home runs, New York has hit 138 this season. Seattle ranks third with 175 home runs.
Ranking 14th, New York is in the top half of the league in hits, notching 8.43 per game. Seattle ranks in the top 10 at seventh with 8.91.
Ranking 25th, New York is near the bottom of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.715). Seattle ranks in the top 10 at seventh with an OPS of .765.
The Yankees are 37-49 when they allow at least one home run. The Mariners perform similarly when they allow one or more homers with a 44-47 record.