An interleague battle between two in form teams concludes Wednesday, September 9, 2020, when the Seattle Mariners (19-23) visit the San Francisco Giants (22-21) for the final game of their two-game series. Seattle has been hot as of late and now find themselves in third place in the AL West, just 3.5 games back of the second place Houston Astros. San Francisco has been red hot and have climbed to third in the NL West, 4.5 games back of the second place Padres. This game will air live on ESPN+ at 9:45 p.m. EST.
A seventh inning home run by Darin Ruf launched San Francisco to a 6-5 win in game one Tuesday night. It was one heck of a comeback by San Francisco as the Mariners led 5-1 after the top of the third inning. San Francisco started chipping away in the bottom of the third and then tied the game up in the bottom of the fourth. San Francisco remains red hot.
Below is my pick for the Seattle Mariners at San Francisco Giants. All odds are from Bet MGM Sportsbook.
Seattle Mariners (+134) at San Francisco Giants (-145)
Pitching Matchup: Nick Margevicius (1-2, 3.86 ERA, 1.13 WHIP) vs Tyler Anderson (1-3, 5.18 ERA, 1.45 WHIP)
Nick Margevicius has had a solid rookie season as the lefty has given up more than two earned runs in just one appearance this season. In six appearances this season, Margevicius has given up a combined seven earned runs, 18 hits in 20.1 innings pitched. The other appearance by the lefty saw him give up four earned runs and six hits in 5.1 innings pitched. Margevicius is keeping his team in the game and that is all you can ask from a rookie pitcher.
Tyler Anderson is set to make his 10th appearance of 2020 and has struggled in most of those appearances, especially recently. In four of his last five starts, Anderson has given up four earned runs or more and has given up a combined 21 earned runs in those five starts combined. This Mariners offense is hot and Anderson could be in for some trouble Wednesday night.
Rookie Kyle Lewis has been putting on a show this season as the left fielder leads Seattle with a .313 batting average, .402 on base percentage, .507 slugging, .909 OPS and nine home runs. Third baseman Kyle Seager leads the Mariners with 31 RBI’s.
Center fielder Mike Yastrzemski has had a brilliant 2020 for San Francisco as he leads the team with a .402 on base percentage, .563 slugging, .965 OPS, eight home runs, and 28 RBI’s. Third baseman Donovan Solano leads the team, and is tied for third in the majors, with a .353 batting average.
MLB Pick: Follow the sharp money and Take the Mariners
2020 Picks Record: 48-32