20* Tigers/Mariners AL Late-Night BAILOUT on Detroit -125
Detroit vs. Seattle,
05/09/2012 22:10 EDT,
Score: 1 - 2
Money Line: -125 Detroit
After finally putting an end to a 5-game losing streak to Seattle last night with a 6-4 victory, I look for the Detroit Tigers to start their own winning streak in this series. The Tigers should run away with Game 3 tonight with the better starter and the better line-up.
Rookie Drew Smyly is one of the most underrated starters in the league this season in the early going. Smyly (1-0, 1.61 ERA), who began the season at Triple-A Toledo, has been a pleasant surprise while allowing five earned runs and striking out 29 in 28 innings of his first five career starts.
Jason Vargas is an average starter in this league for Seattle, but he has not fared well against his opposition tonight. Vargas is 1-1 with a 5.91 ERA and 1.594 WHIP in four career starts against Detroit.
The Tigers are 9-2 in their last 11 during game 3 of a series. Detroit is 9-2 in their last 11 games vs. a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15. The Mariners are 21-53 in their last 74 games vs. a left-handed starter. Take the Tigers Wednesday.