The Toronto Blue Jays are in Seattle for game two of their three game series with the Mariners. The Blue Jays took the first game 3-2 on a great outing from starter Marco Estrada who had a no hitter going through 7 but the Mariners broke it up and ended up making this game a lot closer then it should of been scoring 2 runs in the bottom of the 9th.
Head to Head Trends
Over is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings in Seattle.
Blue Jays are 2-6 in the last 8 meetings in Seattle.
Seattle Mariners (+110)
The Seattle Mariners are 3rd in the American League West 9.5 games out of 1st place but they are just 3 games out of a wild card spot so they still got a shot at the post season. The Mariners were red hot last week winning 8 straight games but they have since cooled off losing 3 of their last 4 games which is often the case when an average or below average team goes on a winning streak.
On the hill for the Mariners in this one is Hisashi Iwakuma who is 16-11 with a 3.87 ERA on the season. Iwakuma is having another solid season but he has given up a fair amount of home runs this season allowing 26 long balls in 186 innings which is kind of high so maybe a good chance for the Blue Jays big bats to get going.
Seattle Mariners Trends
Mariners are 9-3 in their last 12 overall.
Mariners are 4-9 in their last 13 vs. a team with a winning record.
Toronto Blue Jays (-120)
The Toronto Blue Jays are tied for 2nd in the American League East with the Baltimore Orioles and 4 games back of the 1st place Boston Red Sox. The Blue Jays have had a rough last few weeks losing 12 of their last 19 games but they have been showing some signs of life recently winning 3 of their last 5 games.
Taking the mound for the Blue Jays tonight is lefty J.A. Happ who is 19-4 with a 3.27 ERA on the season. Happ has obviously pitched great this season but if he he hits that 20 win mark a lot of the credit has to go to the Blue Jays offense who are averaging 6 runs per game when Happ starts.
Toronto Blue Jays Trends
Blue Jays are 7-1 in Happs last 8 road starts.
Blue Jays are 45-20 in their last 65 when their opponent scores 2 runs or less in their previous game.
Betting Pick Conclusion
I’m going with the Toronto Blue Jays over the Mariners again tonight. Not much has gone right for the Blue Jays over the last few weeks but they are showing signs of turning things around and I think they could go on a run for the last 12 games of the season and possibly challenge the Red Sox for 1st place in the East.
Free Pick: Toronto Blue Jays -120 at Bookmaker