Minnesota Twins vs Seattle Mariners (By: Mulder)
Twins keep on destroying opponents. RHP, LHP it seems not to make a difference at all and they win series after series. It is not just Cruz and Marwin, who have been wonderful signings by the way. Dutch player Schoop, Buxton, kepler, Cron, Rosario and especially Polanco are all killing it.
Here they start with LHP Perez on the mound and when he is pitching, the Twins score 7.5 runs per game.
Perez posted a 3.72 ERA and is pitching to his numbers basically. Altough he has a shaky 4.13 BB/9, i like his 8.27 K/9, 45.5 GB%. At home he has a better 2.51 ERA> 9.10 K/9 and better command as well: 2.83 BB/9.
He pitched already 6.2 innings in Seattle this season with a great 1.35 ERA> 9.4 K/9.
Last season also a solid 3.86 ERA> 1.50 WHIP in 18.2 innings pitched versus the M's.
For Seattle Mike Leake will start on the mound. He is coming from a complete outing against the Astros where he allowed one run. Now, everything is possible in baseball of course, but i think it is pretty safe to say that there is no way that he will go 9 innings again.
Also because he pitched worse than his 4.30 ERA this season with an average 6.17 K/9.
Indeed, he lost velocity over the years with his pitches and altough he still throws a pretty hard sinker, he relies most of the time on that cutter.The Twins crush the Cutter ( 3rd best team vs that pitch ).
Last season he posted a 5.68 xFIP against the Twins in 13 IP and the year before: 15.75 ERA.
Seattle started the season in a monsterous way but an enormous choke is killing them as they are 5-15 in their last 20 games. The injuries of Haniger and Gordon ( important players for power and speed ) are not helping either.
-Twins are 6-2 in their last 8 games following an off day.
Hence backing the red hot Twins.
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Minnesota Twins vs Seattle Mariners predictions
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Minnesota Twins vs Seattle Mariners betting preview represents the personal opinion of the author (Mulder).