The Padres (55-58, 25-30 away) travel to take on the Mariners (60-52, 31-26 home) in game one of this interleague matchup. Nick Martinez is getting the start for the Padres while Logan Gilbert is starting for the Mariners. See who I like to pick up the win in today’s San Diego Padres vs. Seattle Mariners showdown at T-Mobile Park.
SAN DIEGO PADRES VS SEATTLE MARINERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: San Diego Padres +1.5 Runs
This game will be played at T-Mobile Park at 9:40 ET on Tuesday, August 8th.
WHY BET THE SAN DIEGO PADRES:
- Over their last ten games on the road, San Diego is 6-4 against the runline.
- As the road favorite, the Padres’ runline win streak currently stands at two games.
- Over his last three starts, Nick Martinez has an ERA of just 1.50.
SAN DIEGO PADRES STRUGGLING VS RUNLINE OF LATE
For the season, the Padres have put together a record of 55-58 and are 4th in the NL West, putting them 11 games out of first place. San Diego’s overall series record sits at 15-16-4. On the road, they have gone 25-30 and 30-28 at home.
Nick Martinez has taken the mound 48 times in 2023, boasting an ERA of 3.68 and a record of 5-4. As he prepares to face the Mariners, he looks to continue his streak of eight games without allowing a home run. Opposing batters have managed a .342 slugging percentage and a .230 batting average against him this season.
The Padres were victorious the last time Nick Martinez was on the mound, beating the Dodgers 8-3. Martinez pitched two innings, surrendering one hit and no earned runs, resulting in a win for his record.
Across their last ten games, the Padres’ offense is 1st in batting average, leading to an average of 6 runs per contest in that span. Overall, they are the 12th ranked scoring offense and posted a season-long OPS of .743 on 148 (8th).
The Padres’ Juan Soto is leading the team in hits this season, boasting a .276 batting average. His slugging percentage stands at .523 and his on-base percentage is .419.
WILL THE SEATTLE MARINERS TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS AT HOME?
The Mariners will be looking for their 6th straight win in today’s game and have an overall record of 60-52. At home, Seattle has put together a record of 31-26 while going 29-26 on the road. Currently, they are in 3rd place in the AL West.
The Mariners will turn to starter Logan Gilbert, who has a 9-5 record across 22 appearances in the 2023 season. His ERA stands at 3.88, with a K/9 of 8.72 and FIP of 3.63, while his OBP is .262.
In his most recent outing, Logan Gilbert provided the Mariners with a quality start, surrendering three runs on five hits in six innings of work. Unfortunately, he was not credited with the win as Seattle emerged victorious in their 6-3 triumph over Boston.
For the season, the Mariners are 20th in batting average, hitting a combined .235. Over their last five games, they have hit .262 which is 8th in that span. Seattle’s average of 4.6 runs per game puts them 14th in the league. In terms of home runs, they have gone deep 137 times and have a team slugging percentage of .401.
Julio Rodríguez has been a consistent force in the Seattle lineup this season, boasting a .257 batting average and .433 slugging percentage. In the team’s last ten games, Rodríguez has been especially impressive, leading the Mariners in hits and batting .335.