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(68-60) Seattle Mariners vs. Chicago White Sox (61-66)
Date: Sunday August 28, 2016
Time: 2:10 PM ET
Venue: Guaranteed Rate Field, Chicago, IL
Projected Pitchers: Taijuan Walker vs Carlos Rodon
MLB Moneyline Odds: Chicago -125
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: 9.5
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Led by the dangerous Robinson Cano, the Seattle Mariners look for the series win against the Chicago White Sox at the newly renamed Guaranteed Rate Field.
The Mariners find themselves less than two games behind the Baltimore Orioles for the final Wild Card spot in the American League with just about 30 games to go.
The M’s made a handful of moves at the trade deadline, parting ways with starting pitchers Wade Miley and Mike Montgomery and acquiring pitchers Wade LeBlanc and Drew Storen.
The Mariners are one of the fortunate teams that possess both a top-10 lineup and pitching staff and need to keep their foot on the gas pedal as the season winds down.
Seattle will send Taijuan Walker to the mound in just his third start since returning from the DL.
Walker comes in with a 4-8 record and a 4.14 ERA but has been rocked for nine earned runs over his previous two starts.
He also has as many walks as he does strikeouts, so it’s been a rough return for the young Walker.
Chicago White Sox
The White Sox dropped the first game of this series despite a phenomenal start from Chris Sale.
That’s how the season has gone for the Sox, who rank 25th in runs, 21st in OBP and 26th in slugging. Todd Frazier and Melky Cabrera are the club’s two best hitters, but nobody on the team is batting over .300. That’s a real problem.
It’s also been a real problem for Carlos Rodon who hasn’t gotten much run support from his teammates this year. Rodon, the third-overall pick in the 2014 MLB Draft, is just 4-8 but has pitched extremely well in August.
Rodon hasn’t lost a start since the end of July and owns a 1.46 ERA and a 1.01 WHIP during the month of August.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- The Mariners are 20-26 vs. LHP this year.
- Walker has an 8.38 ERA in August.
- Walker has a 5.34 road ERA.
- The White Sox are 35-21 as favorites vs. the AL.
- Rodon has allowed four earned runs over his last four starts.
Free Seattle Mariners vs. Chicago White Sox MLB Prediction:
Taijuan Walker has been shelled since returning from the DL, and he’ll have to outduel the red-hot Carlos Rodon if he wants to get the win. That’s easier said than done as Rodon has been one of the American League’s best pitchers over the last three weeks. Despite Chicago’s struggles, the Sox should be able to score some runs off Walker and his 8.38 ERA in August.
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Both of these pitchers are heading in opposite directions, so it’s best to go with Carlos Rodon and the White Sox.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Chicago 5-2
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