The Mariners are playing their first of seven games on the road after closing out a six-game homestand (3-3). They won two out of three in their last series against the Rays, taking the finale 7-6 on Sunday at T-Mobile Park. Tom Murphy was 2 for 2 with a solo home run and two walks. Eugenio Suarez added a solo home run.
The Giants are back home for a six-game homestand after finishing up a rough six-game road trip (2-4). They lost two of three against the Mets in their last series, dropping the finale 8-4 on Sunday at Citi Field. Blake Sabol went 1 for 2 with a home run and two RBIs.
The teams are meeting for the first time since April 3, 2021, when the Mariners finished off a 2-1 series win with a 4-0 victory at T-Mobile Park.
ON THE MOUND
Bryan Woo (1-1, 4.37 ERA) is in line to take the mound for Seattle. The RHP allowed two runs (one earned) over five innings in his last start, a 7-4 road defeat against the Nationals on Tuesday.
He gave up six hits while striking out seven and walking one in the no-decision. For San Francisco, RHP Logan Webb (7-7, 3.43 ERA) will toe the rubber.
In his last start on Wednesday, Webb took the loss on the road against the Blue Jays. He threw five innings and gave up five runs on eight hits, striking out five, in the 6-1 defeat.
AT THE PLATE
The Seattle offense is averaging 4.5 runs per game for the season, with a slash line of .231/.311/.390. Jarred Kelenic leads the team in OPS at .780. The center fielder is slashing .252/.327/.453 with 11 home runs, 37 RBIs, and 37 runs over 77 games.
Against righties like Webb this season, the M’s have a .698 OPS. J.P. Crawford is the team’s most potent producer against right-handers with a .817 OPS in 184 at-bats.
San Francisco is slashing .249/.326/.409 for the season and averaging 4.8 runs per game. LaMonte Wade Jr. leads the team with a .866 OPS. The left fielder has nine home runs, 27 RBIs, and 40 runs scored with a slash line of .279/.416/.450.
San Francisco is averaging only 2.4 runs per game in the last five with their slash line falling across the board (.198/.278/.302).
The Giants have a .748 OPS against right-handers in 2023. With a .894 OPS over 197 at-bats, Wade Jr. also has been their best hitter against right-handers.
HOME AND AWAY
Seattle is 16-22 on the road in 2023, scoring 4.6 runs per game while allowing 4.6 runs. San Francisco has gone 23-19 in front of their home fans this season, averaging 4.3 runs per game while surrendering 4.4. San Francisco is 6-4 in the last 10 games between the teams at Oracle Park with an average scoreline of 5.6-4.1.
The Mariners are fourth in the AL West, nine games behind the division-leading Rangers. The Giants are third in the NL West, three games behind the Diamondbacks.
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