The Mariners (77-58, 38-29 away) and Mets (62-74, 34-33 home) head into game three of this interleague matchup all tied at 1-1. George Kirby is scheduled to get the start for the Mariners against Tylor Megill for the Mets. Check out my best bet for today’s Seattle Mariners vs. New York Mets showdown.
SEATTLE MARINERS VS NEW YORK METS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Seattle Mariners -154
This game will be played at Citi Field at 1:40 ET on Sunday, September 3rd.
WHY BET THE SEATTLE MARINERS:
- Over their last five games on the road, Seattle has a straight-up record of 3-2.
- The Mariners have put together a 7-3 record in their last ten games as the favorite.
- The Mariners have gone 0-2 in Tylor Megill’s last two starts.
CAN THE SEATTLE MARINERS PULL OUT A WIN AS ROAD FAVORITES?
This season, the Mariners have played a total of 43 series and are above .500 at 24-17-2. On the road, Seattle is 38-29 and 39-29 at home. Their overall record of 77-58 has the Mariners sitting 1st in the AL West.
George Kirby is off to a strong start in 2023, boasting a record of 10-8 and an ERA of 3.28. His 13 road appearances have resulted in a 4-5 record and ERA of 4.25, while at home he has put together a mark of 6-3 with an ERA of 3.57. Kirby’s season-long WHIP stands at 1.03, along with a batting average allowed of .242 and teams facing him have compiled a slugging percentage of .387.
George Kirby’s most recent outing saw him take the mound for 5 2/3 innings, but the Mariners ultimately fell to the White Sox by a score of 5-4. Despite the loss, Kirby earned a no-decision after yielding three runs on eight hits.
Having gone deep 18 times in their last ten games, the Mariners are 3rd in that span. At 4.8 runs per game, Seattle is 10th in the league. This figure has come on a team batting average of .245 while hitting a total of 177 home runs (10th).
J.P. Crawford has been on fire lately for the Mariners, leading the team in hits over their last five games with a .416 batting average. For the 2023 season, he is hitting .273 and has contributed 46 RBIs to the team’s offense.
WILL THE NEW YORK METS TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS AT HOME?
The Mets head into today’s game looking to build on their above .500 record at home (34-33). Their overall record of 62-74 has them placed 4th in the NL East. Through 44 series, the Mets are 15-24-5.
Tylor Megill is making his 21st start of the season with a 7-7 record. His ERA stands at 5.29, and he has allowed a batting average of .286. On the road, Megill is 2-5 with an 8.67 ERA, while at home he is 5-2 with an ERA of 3.39. Opposing teams have a slugging percentage of .447 against him this year.
Tylor Megill was credited with a no-decision in his last start, despite delivering a quality start of six innings. The Mets ultimately fell to the Rangers, 4-3, as Megill gave up five hits and one earned run.
Over their last five games, the Mets are ranked 12th in the league in scoring at 3.8 runs per game. Their season-long scoring average of 4.3 per contest puts them 18th in baseball. In terms of on-base percentage, New York is 13th, with an OBP currently sitting at .318. The team’s collective batting average is .238 (17th).
Pete Alonso has been a force for the Mets in 2023, leading the team in home runs with 39 and RBIs with 96. His slugging percentage is an impressive .511, making him one of the most dangerous hitters in the league.