Drew Smyly (1-3, 2.72 ERA) takes the mound for the Tampa Bay Rays (15-15) as they go up against Wade Miley (2-2, 4.74 ERA) and the Seattle Mariners (19-13) in the second of a three-game series at Safeco Field. The Mariners won the last game 5-2, and Seattle leads the series 1-0. The game gets underway at 10:10 p.m. ET on Tuesday, May. 10 and will air on SUN and RTNW.
In his most recent outing, Miley pitched 6.0 innings, giving up two runs, striking out five and walking two in a 6-3 victory over the Astros. Robinson Cano (.301, 20 Rs, 12 HRs, 33 RBIs) went 1 for 5 yesterday. The Rays were also victorious the last time Smyly pitched. He pitched well, going 5.0 innings, allowing two runs, striking out six and walking two in an 8-5 victory over the Dodgers.
Oddsmakers have deemed this game a Mariners -120 matchup and the Over/Under (O/U) is 7 at the moment.
So far this season, the Mariners are 1-0 against the Rays.
Predictions: SU Winner - SEA
When leading after seven innings, Tampa Bay is 6-3, while Seattle is 9-5.
The Rays managed to give up six walks in their last game. They'll have to pick it up against the Mariners who are heading in with a 5-0 record against opponents who give up that many walks or more.
When they outhit their opponents, the Rays are 10-3. The Mariners have a 15-3 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 28th in runs, Tampa Bay has earned 104 this season. Seattle ranks 11th with 140 runs.
Ranking 27th, Tampa Bay is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 80 this season. Seattle ranks in the top half at 12th with 106.
The Mariners are 16-8 in games where they hit one or more home runs. The Rays are 13-10 when they hit at least one homer.