Already leading the series 1-0, the Mariners (53-50, 24-25 away) are sending Bryan Woo to the mound to take on the Diamondbacks (55-49, 27-27 home) and Brandon Pfaadt in game two of this series. See who I like to come out on top in this interleague matchup between the Seattle Mariners and Arizona Diamondbacks in Phoenix.
SEATTLE MARINERS VS ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Arizona Diamondbacks +1.5 Runs
This game will be played at Chase Field at 8:10 ET on Saturday, July 29th.
WHY BET THE ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS:
- In their three most recent games as the favorite, the Mariners have gone just 1-2 against the runline.
- The last five times the Diamondbacks have been the underdog, they are 3-2 vs. the runline.
- Bryan Woo has struggled of late, coming in with an ERA of 7.90 over his last three starts.
SEATTLE MARINERS ON A RUNLINE WIN STREAK
On a record of 53-50, the Mariners find themselves in 4th place in the AL West. When playing away from home, Seattle is just 24-25 and come into the game with an overall series record of 15-16-2.
Entering his 10th appearance of the season, Bryan Woo has a record of 1-3 with an ERA of 4.91 and a batting average allowed of .229. On the road, he is 1-1 with an ERA of 7.07, while at home he is 0-2 with an ERA of 6.79. For the season, teams have a slugging percentage of .423 against him.
Despite a valiant effort from Bryan Woo, the Seattle Mariners were unable to come away with a win in his last start against the Toronto Blue Jays. Woo was charged with the loss after allowing four runs in six innings of work.
Having gone deep 9 times in their last five games, the Mariners are 2nd in that span. At 4.5 runs per game, Seattle is 15th in the league. This figure has come on a team batting average of .233 while hitting a total of 123 home runs (12th).
Paragraph (rephrased): During the Mariners’ last ten matchups, Julio Rodríguez has been a powerful presence at the plate, leading the team with four home runs. His season-long total now stands at 17 long balls, while his batting average sits at .252.
WILL THE ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS AT HOME?
Through 104 games, the Diamondbacks have a record of 55-49. This mark includes going 19-12-3 across their 34 series. Currently, Arizona is 3rd in the NL West and have a 27-27 record at home while going 28-22 on the road. So far, the Diamondbacks have gone 26-32 against teams with above .500 records.
The Diamondbacks will turn to Brandon Pfaadt, who has an 0-4 record in seven appearances this season. His ERA is 8.81, K/9 is 7.67, FIP is 7.64, and OBP is .358.
Brandon Pfaadt will attempt to build on his most recent outing, in which he pitched six frames and yielded three earned runs on four hits. Unfortunately, the Diamondbacks were unable to come away with a victory, losing 4-2 to the Reds.
Across their last ten games, the Diamondbacks’ offense is 5th in batting average, leading to an average of 5.5 runs per contest in that span. Overall, they are the 7th ranked scoring offense and posted a season-long OPS of .758 on 120 (14th).
The Diamondbacks’ offensive leader, Ketel Marte, has been a consistent force in the lineup this season. He currently boasts a .296 batting average and leads the team in hits. Marte’s slugging percentage is an impressive .517, while his on-base percentage stands at .375.