There are four games left in the season for the Seattle Mariners, and they are still in the thick of things. In fact, this is the closest they have been to the playoffs since… 2014? With nine games left, they would lose five straight before winning their remaining four, but it was too little too late.
However, waking up on September 29th, we see that the Mariners are just 0.5 games out of the wild card with four games left. It’s likely the most important/high-leverage games that any of the current Mariners have played while on a Major League roster. There is one game left in the Oakland series, and the Mariners are looking to sweep them for the third straight series, and 12 straight games in a row.
The Mariners are actually up to a 15.0% chance of making the playoffs, and the future is looking brighter and brighter by the day, as long as they can take care of business on their side of things. Even if it ends up with a crazy tiebreaker scenario.
What Time is the Mariners Game Today?
The Mariners play at 07:10 PM PT.
What Channel is the Mariners Game on Today?
As always, you can catch the Mariners on Root Sports. You can also catch it on MLB.tv, but blackout restrictions may apply depending on your location.
The Athletics are favored to win tonight, with the moneyline at -115 (Betting $115 to win $100), with the Mariners right behind them at -105 (Bet $105 to win $100).
The spread favors the Mariners, sitting +1.5 at -170 (Betting $170 to win $100), with Oakland at +145 at -1.5 (Bet $100 to win $145).
If you just wanna focus on the final score, the over/under is set at 7.5 runs tonight. If you’re feeling the over, it’s -105 with the under at -115. (Betting that number to win $100).
Mariners Pitcher Today: Logan Gilbert
Logan Gilbert is set to throw tonight against Frankie Montas. Gilbert will be coming into the game after throwing a career-high 110 pitches in his last start. Don’t be surprised to see Gilbert on a bit of a short leash tonight, even with Servais using five relievers (but no Matt Brash) in yesterday’s game.
Gilbert has been throwing pretty well since a tough August. Take a look at his differing splits between the two months.
- August: .327/.360/.625. 9.13 ERA, 1.69 WHIP
- September: .215/.257/.325. 2.93 ERA, 1.048 WHIP
Yeah, a completely different pitcher. It’s going to be his last start of the regular season, so it would be awesome to see Gilbert finish out his rookie year on a strong note.
Mariners Starting Lineup
The Mariners are sticking with Crawford and France at the top of the lineup, leaving Seager and Haniger to drive them in. Kelenic sits 5th, likely due to his .242/.324/.538 slash line, with seven home runs in the month of September.
It’s a bit surprising to see Torrens 7th, with him hitting .361/.375/.459 this month. Fraley and Raleigh round it out, and it may surprise you to hear that Raleigh is actually 8-24 over his last eight games played with five doubles.
Mariners vs Athletics Prediction Today
Mariners keep the magic rolling, winning a relatively high-scoring game by a score of 8-6.
Oh, and Matt Brash comes in for some relief work, throwing two innings, striking out three with some dirty sliders, but makes a mistake and gives up a two-run bomb.