Power Sports' 10* AL BEST OF THE BEST ~ ***RECORD-SETTING 40-10-1 RUN!***
Seattle vs. Detroit,
08/13/2019 19:10 EDT,
Score: 11 - 6
Money Line: -156 Detroit
10* Detroit (7:10 ET): I have to admit that it seems strange to have such a strong feeling about a team like the Tigers, who have the fewest number of wins in MLB (35) and the 2nd worst run differential (-228). But an early line move definitely "caught my eye" here as that's pretty rare for the Tigers. They also have revenge for a prior sweep where they dropped all four games in Seattle. That series just took place at the end of July. Now it's time for Detroit to exact a little revenge. They have their best pitcher going Tuesday. Seattle is 19-35 on the road and has lost eight of nine overall.
The Mariners did start the season 13-2. But I basically called them a fraud and all but guaranteed they would regress. That is exactly what has happened. They're just 35-69 overall since and now in last place in the AL West at 48-71 w/ a -117 run differential. This is one of the few teams that can be a very winnable matchup for the Tigers. Starting Tuesday for Seattle will be Yusei Kikuchi. He has a 5.34 ERA and 1.48 WHIP in 24 starts. Those numbers get slightly worse on the road. His last road starts saw him give up six runs in just four innings.
Boyd can be hot and cold, but he's also pitching for a bad team and that's the primary reason why he has an 8-16 TSR. He did give up five runs in only 2 2/3 IP his last start, but the team actually still got the win, 10-8 over Kansas City. He was coming off three straight starts where he'd allowed two runs or less. He did face Seattle in the last series and gave up just one run on three hits in 6 1/3 IP. His numbers are better at home. The Mariners have not scored more than four runs in any of their last eight games and have been held to two runs or fewer in half of those. Twice they've been shut out. 10* Detroit