The Seattle Mariners will be trying to snap their six-game losing streak when they take on the Cincinnati Reds in the first game of their three-game interleague series on Tuesday night. The game will be played at T-Mobile Park and is scheduled to begin at 10:10 PM. ET.
Reds Going For Second Consecutive Win
The Reds lost their last series to the Arizona Diamondbacks, but they were able to avoid the sweep by winning the last game of the series. They will try to build on the win taking the first game of the series against the Mariners, which will give them their second win in a row and snap their five-game losing streak in Seattle.
Cincinnati has struggled offensively. The team’s .247 batting average is 22nd in the league. Their .316 on-base percentage is also 22nd, while their .427 slugging percentage is 21st in the league. The 642 runs they have scored are 22nd in the league.
Jose Iglesias leads the Reds with a .292 batting average, while Eugenio Suarez leads the team with 44 home runs and 95 RBI.
Cincinnati’s pitching is much better than the team’s offense. Opponents have a .240 batting average against the Reds, which is sixth in the league. Their 4.22 ERA is ninth, while their 57 quality starts are 12th in the league.
In his last start, Bauer gave up six hits and four runs in five innings, but the Reds were able to get an 8-5 win over the Philadelphia Phillies. He is 1-0 with a 1.35 ERA in his lone start against the Mariners this season.
Mariners Hoping For Better Luck At Home
The Mariners are coming off a disastrous road trip in which they lost eight of 10 games, including their last six. They were embarrassed in their last game, a 21-1 loss to the Houston Astros and will be trying to get the feeling out of their mouths with a win on Tuesday night. They will also be hoping for better luck at home, where they have lost their last three games.
Seattle hasn’t played well offensively. The team’s .239 batting average is 28th in the league. Their .317 on-base percentage is 21st, while their .432 slugging percentage is 15th in the league. The 689 runs they have scored are 16th in the league.
Domingo Santana leads the team with a .256 batting average, while Daniel Vogelbach leads the team with 30 home runs and 74 RBI.
Seattle’s pitching has been as bad as the team’s offense. Opponents have a .268 batting average against the Mariners, which is 26th in the league. Their 5.15 ERA is 27th, while their 44 quality starts are 23rd in the league.
In his last start, Sheffield gave up five hits and zero earned runs in five innings, but he didn’t get any help from his bullpen and the Mariners lost to the Chicago Cubs 5-1. The team will need another solid performance from him and some run support to pull off the win on Tuesday.
- 4-0 in their last 4 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400.
- 4-1 in their last 5 home games following a road trip of 7 or more days.
- 7-2 in their last 9 home games vs. a team with a losing record.
- 8-17 in their last 25 interleague games.
- 1-4 in their last 5 road games.
- 0-4 in Bauer’s last 4 road starts.