Schule's MLB Merchant of Death - SEA@SD
Seattle vs. San Diego,
07/01/2015 15:40 EDT,
Score: 7 - 0
Money Line: -114 San Diego
This is a 10* play on the San Diego Padres.
The Seattle Mariners took Game 1 of this series in San Diego with a 5-0 shutout win, but I don't like their chances of making it two in a row here today. The Padres will send their ace to the mound, and he's owned the Mariners.
James Shields (7-2, 4.24 ERA) allowed one run on five hits over seven innings in a no decision versus the Dodgers in his last home start. He's 3-0 with a 2.78 ERA in seven starts at PETCO this season, and he's 3-0 with a 4.02 ERA in five starts in day games. He allowed one run on six hits over six innings in a win over Seattle earlier this year, and he's 2-0 with a 3.38 ERA in his last four starts versus Seattle.
The Mariners hand the ball to Taijuan Walker, who has won four straight starts. Walker (6-6, 4.64 ERA) allowed one run on seven hits over seven innings in a win over the Angels his last time out. The 22 year old owns a 6.17 ERA on the road, and he's 0-2 with a 4.61 ERA in two starts in the afternoon.
Seattle ranks 29th in the majors in runs scored, and owns a major league worst .230 team batting average.