Preview: Mets at Mariners

Current Conditions - Seattle
RAIN 60 °F
Wind: SE 5
5-Day Forecast
GAME: New York Mets (47-53) at Seattle Mariners (53-47)
DATE/TIME: Wednesday, July 23 - 3:40 PM EST
WHERE: Safeco Field, Seattle, Washington
LINE: 115, -125 TOTAL: 7.5


Bartolo Colon looks to continue his mastery of the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field when the New York Mets close a three-game set on Wednesday afternoon. The 41-year-old right-hander is 12-1 with a 2.10 ERA in 14 career starts at the ballpark that opened in 1999 while repeatedly dominating Seattle hitters. New York halted a three-game losing streak with Tuesday’s victory after Seattle recorded a 5-2 win in Monday’s series opener.

The Mariners haven’t been part of the postseason field since 2001 but currently own the American League’s second wild-card spot 100 games in. Seattle had just five hits in Tuesday’s 3-1 loss and placed only four runners in scoring position, failing to get a hit in any of those instances. New York third baseman David Wright was hitless in three at-bats on Tuesday and is just 5-for-27 over his last seven games following a 4-for-4 outing July 11 against the Miami Marlins.

TV:
3:40 p.m. ET, SNY (New York), ROOT (Seattle)

PITCHING MATCHUP: Mets RH Bartolo Colon (8-8, 4.12 ERA) vs. Mariners RH Taijuan Walker (1-1, 3.60)

Colon has enjoyed a lot of success against Seattle while serving stints with six different American League clubs and is 19-12 with a 3.88 ERA in 36 career starts against the Mariners. He is currently in a funk and has given up 17 earned runs in 26 innings while going 0-3 over his last four starts. Colon has walked two or fewer batters in each of his last eight outings.

Walker is being recalled from Triple-A Tacoma to make his third start of the season. He defeated the Houston Astros on June 30 and lost to the Chicago White Sox on July 6 before being optioned back to the minors. The 21-year-old Walker has been mentioned as a possible target of the Tampa Bay Rays should that franchise decide to deal ace David Price.

WALK-OFFS

1. New York RF Curtis Granderson (illness) could return for the finale, while OF Chris Young (calf) is questionable.

2. Seattle 2B Robinson Cano is 6-for-15 with two doubles and a homer against Colon.

3. Mets 1B Lucas Duda went 2-for-4 with a homer Tuesday and is 8-for-23 during a six-game hitting streak.

PREDICTION: Mets 6, Mariners 3

Stats and Records

Team Comparison

  W/L Strk Home Away East Central West IL
NY Mets 47-53 W1 25-23 22-30 21-20 10-13 9-13 7-7
Seattle 53-47 L1 25-27 28-20 9-7 12-11 27-23 5-6

Last Meeting

NY Mets Seattle
Date Away Home Avg HR OPS Avg HR OPS
7/22/14 NYM 3 SEA 1 .194 1 .660 .161 0 .406

Player Stats

Season Series
Batting Player Avg Hits OPS
NYM T. d'Arnaud .429 3 1.214
SEA D. Ackley .714 5 1.714
Offense Player HR Runs RBI
NYM L. Duda 1 1 1
SEA M. Zunino 1 1 1
Pitching ERA Avg K
NYM 3.18 .221 16
SEA 2.00 .288 23
Season
Batting Player Avg Hits OPS
NYM D. Murphy .287 117 .739
SEA R. Cano .331 123 .843
Offense Player HR Runs RBI
NYM L. Duda 15 39 50
SEA K. Seager 16 40 66
Pitching ERA Avg K
NYM 3.51 .240 801
SEA 3.11 .246 800

Live Game Odds

Lines History | All Odds
Home Away over/under
OPEN -110 -110
-115
7.5
Offshore Odds
5Dimes.eu -130
120
-110
7
CarbonSports
-110
-110
120
7.5
GTBets.eu -130 120
-120
7
Top Bet -126 116
-120
7
SBO.ag -130 110
110
7.5
BetDSI -127 117
-110
7
Sportsbook -110 -110
115
7.5
BookMaker.eu -129 119
-110
7
Vegas Odds
LVH -127 117
-130
7.5
Mirage -135 115
-135
7.5
Station -130 115
-125
7.5
Best home line Best road line Recent line moves

Matchup Stats - Full Matchup

NY Mets Overall Seattle
47-53 W/L 53-47
59-41 RL W/L 57-43
44-45-11 O/U 40-56-4
3.94 Runs For 3.94
3.82 Runs Against 3.37
NY Mets A/H Seattle
22-30 W/L 25-27
34-18 RL W/L 24-28
23-21-8 O/U 18-30-4
4.08 Runs For 3.44
4.15 Runs Against 3.35