Preview: Mariners at Marlins

Current Conditions - Miami
P/SUNNY 87 °F
Wind: SSW 16
5-Day Forecast
GAME: Seattle Mariners (7-9) at Miami Marlins (7-10)
DATE/TIME: Saturday, April 19 - 7:10 PM EST
WHERE: Marlins Park, Miami, Florida
LINE: -108, 100 TOTAL: 7.5


Giancarlo Stanton’s hot start has become lava-like and he looks to torch Seattle for the second straight night when the Miami Marlins host the Mariners on Saturday. Stanton reached base five times, matched his career-best of five RBIs and belted the fifth walk-off grand slam in franchise history as Miami recorded a dramatic 8-4 victory on Friday. The big night increased Stanton’s major league-leading RBI count to 26 and the homer was his sixth of the season, tied for most in the majors.

Seattle has lost four consecutive games after a strong start and has given up eight runs in each of the past two games. An offense that was supposed to be spruced up by the offseason addition of second baseman Robinson Cano is again in the bottom third in the majors in batting average and on-base percentage. The Marlins had lost nine of 10 games before Friday’s win and have scored eight or more runs in five of their seven victories.

TV:
7:10 p.m. ET, ROOT (Seattle), FSN Florida (Miami)

PITCHING MATCHUP: Mariners LH Roenis Elias (1-1, 2.16 ERA) vs. Marlins RH Henderson Alvarez (0-2, 4.30)

Elias has fared well in his first three major-league outings and has given up only 11 hits in 16 2/3 innings. He picked up his first win in his last outing when he gave up one run and five hits in 6 2/3 innings against Texas. The 25-year-old Cuban has limited opposing hitters to a .196 average.

Alvarez has been shaky so far while allowing 25 hits and seven walks in only 14 2/3 innings. He took a no-decision against Philadelphia in his last outing when he yielded three runs and 12 hits in six innings. Alvarez is 2-0 with a 4.00 ERA in three starts against Seattle, all coming when he was with the Toronto Blue Jays.

WALK-OFFS

1. Stanton has hit two of Miami’s five walkoff grand slams – the others were hit by Bobby Bonilla, Dan Uggla and Jeff Mathis.

2. Cano is 6-for-11 with two homers, three doubles and five RBIs against Alvarez.

3. Marlins OF Christian Yelich went 3-for-5 in the series opener to extend his hitting streak to 12 games.

PREDICTION: Mariners 4, Marlins 2
 

Stats and Records

Team Comparison

  W/L Strk Home Away East Central West IL
Seattle 7-9 L4 2-3 5-6 0-0 0-0 7-8 0-1
Miami 7-10 W1 7-4 0-6 1-8 0-0 5-2 1-0

Last Meeting

Seattle Miami
Date Away Home Avg HR OPS Avg HR OPS
4/18/14 SEA 4 MIA 8 .289 0 .746 .394 2 1.098

Player Stats

Season Series
Batting Player Avg Hits OPS
SEA K. Seager .500 2 1.250
MIA G. Stanton 1.000 3 3.000
Offense Player HR Runs RBI
SEA A. Almonte 0 2 0
MIA G. Stanton 1 2 5
Pitching ERA Avg K
SEA 7.88 .289 4
MIA 1.00 .394 6
Season
Batting Player Avg Hits OPS
SEA D. Ackley .291 16 .782
MIA C. Yelich .338 22 .818
Offense Player HR Runs RBI
SEA C. Hart 4 6 7
MIA G. Stanton 6 14 26
Pitching ERA Avg K
SEA 3.37 .234 129
MIA 3.93 .276 133

Live Game Odds

Lines History | All Odds
Home Away over/under
OPEN -110 -110
100
8
Offshore Odds
5Dimes.eu -105
-105
-108
7.5
CarbonSports -102 -108
-115
7.5
GTBets.eu -103 -107
-115
7.5
Top Bet -103 -107
-115
7.5
AllYouBet.ag OFF OFF OFF
SBO.ag -106 -114
-115
7.5
BetDSI 100 -110
100
8
Sportsbook -102 -108
-115
7.5
BookMaker.eu
100
-110
100
8
Vegas Odds
LVH 100 -110
-105
7.5
Mirage -110 -110
-100
7.5
Station 100 -115
-105
7.5
Best home line Best road line Recent line moves

Matchup Stats - Full Matchup

Seattle Overall Miami
7-9 W/L 7-10
9-7 RL W/L 9-8
8-8-0 O/U 12-4-1
4.06 Runs For 4.94
3.62 Runs Against 4.65
Seattle A/H Miami
5-6 W/L 7-4
7-4 RL W/L 7-4
6-5-0 O/U 8-2-1
4.82 Runs For 6.00
3.91 Runs Against 3.82