Mike Montgomery (0-0, 0.00 ERA) and the Seattle Mariners (24-27) meet CC Sabathia (2-7, 5.67 ERA) and the New York Yankees (27-25) in the second of a three-game series at Safeco Field. The Yankees won the last game 7-2 and New York leads the series 1-0. The game starts at 10:10 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Jun. 2 and will air on YES and ROOT-NW.
This is the first time Montgomery will take the hill this season. Kyle Seager (.277, 22 Rs, 9 HRs, 29 RBIs, 1 SB) played well again yesterday, going 2 for 4 with one run. In his career against the Mariners, Sabathia is 12-5 with a 2.63 ERA. He meets a struggling Seattle offense that's batting just .236. Mark Teixeira (.241, 26 Rs, 15 HRs, 39 RBIs, 1 SB) went 1 for 3 yesterday with one run, one home run, and four RBIs.
Seattle is a small -104 underdog in this game and the Over/Under (O/U) is set at seven runs. When playing as the underdog, the Mariners have a 7-10 record and overall money line at -630. Seattle's pitching staff performs very well on its own field, with an AL-best 2.79 team ERA at home.
On the other side, the Yankees have a record of 14-11 when they are favored and are -156 overall with the money line. The Yankees are known for their bats, hitting 157 extra base hits. The Yankees average 3.1 walks per road game, making them one of the most disciplined teams in the AL when they travel. The Yankees are a problem for opposing batters, sporting a 4.00 ERA on the road this season. The New York pitching staff has been an intimidating group this year, averaging 8.4 strikeouts per game.
So far this season, the Yankees are 1-0 against the Mariners. The Mariners will take on a left-hander (Sabathia) in this game and have a 5-5 record against left-handed starting pitchers this season.
Predictions: SU Winner - NYY, O/U - Over
When leading after 7 innings, Seattle is 8-8, while New York is 10-14.
The Mariners managed to give up five walks in their last game. They'll have to pick it up against the Yankees who are coming in with a 12-1 record against opponents who give up that many walks or more.
When they are outhit, the Yankees are 6-18. The Mariners have a 9-16 record when opponents outhit them.
Seattle and New York both rank in the top five of the league in home runs. Seattle sits at fourth with 62 home runs this season and New York ranks third with 64.
Ranking 13th, Seattle is in the top half of the league in hits, notching 7.94 per game. New York ranks in the top 10 at 10th with 8.39.
Ranking 20th, Seattle is in the bottom half of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.693). New York ranks in the top half at 12th with an OPS of .722.
The Yankees are 14-19 in games where they allow one or more home runs. The Mariners are 10-23 when they allow at least one homer.