In the first of a two-game series between the Seattle Mariners (28-21) and the San Diego Padres (20-31) at Safeco Field, Nathan Karns (4-1, 3.53 ERA) and Andrew Cashner (2-4, 4.87 ERA) get the ball. The game gets underway at 4:10 p.m. ET on Monday, May. 30 and will air on FSSD and RTNW.
In his last start, Karns pitched 5.0 innings, allowing three runs, striking out three and walking two in a 6-5 victory over the Athletics. Robinson Cano (.297, 33 Rs, 15 HRs, 44 RBIs) played well again yesterday, going 2 for 4 with one run, one home run, and one RBI. The Padres were unsuccessful against the Giants 8-2 the last time Cashner pitched. He went 6.0 innings, allowing three runs, striking out one and walking four.
The odds are Mariners -190 for this game and the Over/Under (O/U) is 8 at the moment.
Predictions: SU Winner - SEA
San Diego has won 45% (10-12) of its games when leading after seven innings. However, Seattle has won 57% (13-10) of its games when taking a late lead.
The Padres managed to give up five walks in their last game. They'll have to pick it up against the Mariners who are heading in with an 11-2 record against opponents who give up that many walks or more.
When they outhit their opponents, the Mariners are 23-5. The Padres have a 14-2 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 27th, San Diego sits near the bottom of the league in runs, scoring 187 this season. Seattle ranks in the top 10 at eighth with 231.
Ranking 25th, San Diego is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 132 this season. Seattle ranks in the top half at 13th with 159.
When the Mariners hit at least one home run, they are 24-14. When the Padres hit at least one homer, they have a 16-11 record.