|Game||Pittsburgh Pirates vs Seattle Mariners|
|Date & Time||Tuesday September 17, 2019, 7:05 PM (EDT)|
PIT -135 Total 9.5
An interleague series will begin on Tuesday night, when the Seattle Mariners visit PNC Park to face the Pittsburgh Pirates. On Sunday, Seattle rallied for six runs over the final two innings to score an 11-10 home victory versus Chicago. Tom Murphy walked with the bases loaded to drive in the winning run for the Mariners.
Twenty-seven year old southpaw Marco Gonzales (15-11 4.30 ERA) will take the mound for the Mariners in this matchup. Last time out, Gonzales allowed two runs in seven innings during a 5-3 home victory versus Cincinnati.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have been a trainwreck since the All-Star Break and have fallen into the basement of the NL Central Division. Pittsburgh was swept in Chicago over the weekend and allowed 47 runs over the three games. On Sunday, eight pitchers combined to give up 19 hits during a 16-6 loss against the Cubs.
Rookie right-hander Mitch Keller (1-4 8.28 ERA) will make his tenth career major league start for the Pirates. Through 38 innings, Keller has struck out 51 batters and allowed a woeful .355 batting average against.
Recent Betting Trends
- Mariners are 1-6 in Gonzales' last 7 road starts.
- Pirates are 20-7 in their last 27 interleague home games.
- Under is 5-2-2 in Gonzales' last 9 starts overall.
- Over is 15-5-2 in Pirates last 22 overall.
- Over is 20-6-1 in Pirates last 27 games vs. a left-handed starter.
Pittsburgh 1B Josh Bell tweaked his left groin and is expected to miss a handful of games. Through 150 games, Seattle ranks 18th in OPS and 14th in runs scored. For the season, Pittsburgh ranks 17th in OPS and 18th in runs scored. Look for the Pirates to snap out of their funk with a win behind their talented rookie starting pitcher. Final Score Prediction, Pittsburgh Pirates win 6-3.