Mariners @ Toronto Blue Jays MLB Picks
Starting on Friday, the Seattle Mariners and Toronto Blue Jays will meet at the Rogers Centre for a three-game series. In this piece, we break down each game and offer up our picks.
- 01Blue Jays will get off to strong start against Seattle
- 02Mariners will make this a series in Game 2
- 03Game 3 will belong to the home team
- 04Will the over hit in the series finale?
Blue Jays will get off to strong start against Seattle
In Friday's series-opener, the Blue Jays will send hard-throwing right-handed hurler Jacob Waguespack to the mound. He's certainly turned heads this year, posting a 3-1 mark with a 4.31 ERA.
With the Mariners lineup being one of the weakest in the American League, this should open up the door for Waguespack to have another solid showing in front of the Toronto fans.
Look for Toronto to have little issues taking down the Mariners in this one.
Mariners will make this a series in Game 2
While the Mariners have been atrocious this season, the same can be said about the Blue Jays. Both clubs have let their fans down in a big way.
In this series, though, Seattle won't allow themselves to get swept, taking one of three on the road in Toronto. We think it will be Game 2.
Guys like Kyle Seager won't head North without making some noise at the dish.
Game 3 will belong to the home team
Come Sunday afternoon, the Blue Jays and Mariners will wrap things up at the Rogers Centre. The Mariners are expected to give lefty Yusei Kikuchi the start. Thus far this season, he's been struggling.
The Seattle hurler has posted a 4-8 record and 5.56 ERA. Those aren't the numbers that instill confidence from a fan base.
With him on the mound, Toronto will have a field day on offense.
Will the over hit in the series finale?
When these two teams close things out on Sunday, expect plenty of runs to be put on the board.
As we mentioned above, the Mariners will send Yusei Kikuchi to the mound. In his last 14 starts, he's 1-7 with an 7.50 ERA. Those are concerning stats, but obviously great news for the Blue Jays.
With Kikuchi on the mound alone, the over feels like a safe play to make for Sunday's contest.