Free MLB Picks Today: New York Yankees vs Seattle Mariners 6/22/23

Free MLB Picks Today: New York Yankees vs Seattle Mariners 6/22/23
Thu 22nd June 2023

The New York Yankees (41-33) host the Seattle Mariners (35-37) at Yankee Stadium on Thursday with the home team in position for a sweep of the three-game series.

The Yankees lead the series 2-0 after winning 4-2 on Wednesday, their fourth head-to-head victory in five games this season. Starter Jhony Brito threw 5.2 scoreless innings to get the win, and Tommy Kahnle threw 0.2 scoreless innings to pick up his first save of the season.

Billy McKinney’s on-base streak hit 12 games as he went 2 for 3 with a solo home run in the win. Jake Bauers added a home run and two RBIs. Dylan Moore was 1 for 1 with a solo home run for the Mariners.

ON THE MOUND

Bryan Woo (0-1, 10.80 ERA) is set for the start for Seattle. The right-hander allowed two runs over 5.2 innings in his last start, a 3-2 road win over the White Sox on Friday. He yielded three hits while striking out nine in the no-decision.

For New York, righty Domingo German (4-4, 4.30 ERA) takes the mound. He has made one prior start against the Mariners this season, giving up four runs over 6.1 innings in a 10-4 road win on May 29. He gave up seven hits and walked three while striking out four in the win.

In his last start on Friday, German took the loss on the road against the Red Sox. He threw two innings and gave up seven runs on seven hits, striking out one and walking two in the 15-5 defeat.

AT THE PLATE

Over the last five games, Seattle has averaged only 2.8 runs a game, down from their season average of 4.3, while performing worse across the board (.184/.265/.301). Against right-handed pitchers like German this season, the M’s have a .679 OPS, the fifth lowest in MLB.

J.P. Crawford has the team’s best on-base percentage against right-handers at .385 over 184 at-bats. New York is averaging only 3.0 runs per game in the last five, down from 4.4 for the season, with their slash line dropping across the board (.203/.254/.367).

The Yanks have a .709 OPS against right-handers in 2023. With a 1.186 OPS over 144 at-bats, Aaron Judge has been their best hitter against right-handers.

HOME AND AWAY

Seattle is on a three-game losing streak away from T-Mobile Park, bringing their record to 14-20 in 2023. The M’s have scored 4.2 runs per game away from home while allowing 4.8 runs.

New York has gone 23-17 in front of their home fans this season, averaging 4.4 runs per game while surrendering 3.8. New York is 7-3 in the last 10 games at Yankee Stadium between the teams with an average scoreline of 3.9-3.2.

STANDINGS UPDATE

The Mariners are fourth in the AL West, 10 games behind the division-leading Rangers. The Yankees are third in the AL East, nine games behind the Rays.

SportsTips’ MLB Pick:

Seattle Mariners (-115)

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