Seattle Mariners Vs. Chicago White Sox (4/13/22) Starting Lineup, Betting Odds, Prediction

In 2021, the Seattle Mariners were 90-72, second in the American League West.  They’re led by seventh year manager Scott Servais with a career record of 440-434 as Seattle’s skipper.  The Mariners have split their first four games of the season.  Seattle has not been in the playoffs since losing the American League Championship series in 2001.  The Mariners are +3500 to win their first championship in franchise history.  Last season the Chicago White Sox won the American League West with a record of 93-69, losing to the Houston Astros 4-2 in the Division Round.  In his second stint as the White Sox manager, Tony LaRussa has a lifetime record of 2,863-2,435; the three-time winning World Series skipper is second all-time in wins. Chicago has opened the season winning two out of three games.  The White Sox are +2800 to win first their first World Series title since 2005.

Seattle Mariners Vs. Chicago White Sox Betting Odds

The Mariners are 8-1 in their last nine road games vs. a left-handed starter.  Seattle is 6-1 in their last seven Wednesday games.  The Mariners are 5-2 in their last seven games vs. a left-handed starter.  Seattle hurlers are holding opposing batters to a .220 batting average to begin the 2022 campaign.  The White Sox are 3-7 in their last 10 Wednesday games.  Chicago is 3-7 in their last 10 during game two of a series.  Under is 6-1 in White Sox last seven Wednesday games.  Chicago pitchers have held opposing hitters to a .185 batting average to start the new season.

Seattle Mariners Starting Lineup

2B Adam Frazier L
1B Ty France R
DH Jesse Winker L
RF Mitch Haniger R
3B Eugenio Suarez R
CF Julio Rodriguez R
LF Jared Kelenic L
C Tom Murphy R
SS J.P. Crawford L

Seattle Mariners Vs. Dallas Keuchel (L)

Mitch Hanigan has opened the 2022 season with five runs batted in with three hits in 16 at-bats.  The Seattle right-fielder slugged 39 home runs, 23 doubles, drove in 100 runs while accumulating 309 total bases in 2021.  Additionally, he had a .485 slugging percentage and an OPS of .804.  In 29 at-bat against Keuchel, Hanigan has eight hits with one RBI.  Jesse Winkler acquired from the Cincinnati Reds in March of 2022, has started the new season with two hits in 13 at-bats.  In 2021, with the Reds the 28-year-old hit .305 with 24 big flies, 32 doubles, a triple, 235 total bases while driving in 71 runs.  In three at-bats against Dallas Keuchel, Winkler has one hit.

Adam Frazier has started off the 2022 season with three hits in his first 19 at-bats of the season with two runs batted in and two runs scored.   Playing for the Pittsburgh Pirates and San Diego Padres in 2021, he made his first National League All-Star team hitting .305, 46 extra base hits, 237 total bases and an OPS of .739.  Frazier has three at-bats against Keuchel without a hit.  Eugenio Suarez acquired this past March from the Cincinnati Reds with Jesse Winkler, slugged 31 home runs with 216 total bases last season.  The third baseman has 193 career home runs, 547 runs batted in and an OPS of .799 in nine big league seasons.  Suarez has three hits in nine at-bats against Dallas Keuchel.  J.P. Crawford hit .273 with nine home runs, 37 doubles, 233 total bases and an OPS of .715.  He has four hits in 12 at-bats this year with five total bases.  In four at-bats against Dallas Keuchel he has one hit.

Dallas Keuchel was 9-9 in his second year with the White Sox in 2021, posting an ERA of 5.28 in 32 games (30 starts).  He tossed 162 innings striking out 95 hitters and allowing 95 earned runs.  The lefty with 99 career victories has yet to be appear in a game this season.

Chicago White Sox Starting Lineup

SS Tim Anderson R
CF Luis Robert R
1B Jose Abreu R
LF Eloy Jimenez R
C Yasmani Grandal S
DH Andrew Vaughn R
2B Josh Harrison R
3B Jake Burger R
RF Adam Engel R

Chicago White Sox Vs. Robbie Ray (L)

The White Sox are of the most dangerous offensive teams in all of baseball, this is club I can see winning the World Series in 2022.  Chicago is led by power hitting first baseman Jose Abreu who won the American League MVP in 2020.  In 2021, the White Sox number 79 hit .261 with 30 home runs, 30 doubles, two triples, drove in 117 runs and accumulated 272 total bases.  Abreu has gone over 100 runs batted in, six times in his career.  The Chicago slugger had one hit in five at-bats against Robbie Ray last year.

Playing in 55 games in 2021, Eloy Jimenez hit .249 with 10 home runs, 37 runs batted in, slugging .437 with an OPS of .740.   The fourth-year player has three hits in 11 at-bats in 2022 with five runs batted in.  Eloy Jimenez did not have a hit in two at-bats against Ray last season.    Luis Robert is an MVP candidate in 2022; his 2021 season was hampered by a right hip flexor tear, causing him to be out from May 3 through Aug. 9. From that point until the end of the year, Robert slashed .350/.389/.622 with 12 home runs, 13 doubles, 35 RBIs and 31 runs scored in 43 games.  Robert did not have a hit in three at-bats against Robbie Ray last year.

Robbie Ray won the Cy Young Award last season as a member of the Toronto Blue Jays going 13-7.  He led the American League in the following categories, ERA (2.84), games started (32), innings pitched (193 1/3), strikeouts (248), ERA + (157) and WHIP (1.045).  In 2022 his first as a Mariner he’s 1-0, having pitched seven innings, striking out five and allowing one earned run against the Minnesota Twins this past Friday.

Seattle Mariners Vs. Chicago White Sox Picks & Prediction

Seattle is 21-8 in their last 29 road games.  Under is 6-2 in the Mariners last eight Wednesday games.  Seattle is 4-1 in their last five during game two of a series.  During the early part of the 2022 season, the Mariners offense is struggling scoring 2.65 runs per game.  Under is 5-2-1 in White Sox last eight during game two of a series.  Chicago is 70-33 in their last 103 home games.  Through the early part of the season the White Sox averaging 6.41 runs a game.  I’ll take the Mariners in this game winning by more than 1.5 runs with the teams combining for more than nine runs.

Scott is graduate of Hofstra University and has worked in the sports media for over 20 years as a Producer and Writer. His dream is to see the New York Jets one day hoist the Vince Lombardi Trophy. He lives outside of Chicago with his wife and two children.

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