June’s #2 Mariners Bold Prediction: Ray gets back to form
We are coming off a stretch where every Mariners starting pitcher has come out and been dominant over their last outing… and now we need the reigning Cy Young award winner to do the same thing. Check it out.
- Chris Flexen: 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 H, 2 BB, 6 K, 99 pitches, Game Score of 63
- Logan Gilbert: 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 H, 0 BB, 5 K, 100 pitches, Game Score of 74
- Marco Gonzales: 7.1 IP, 2 ER, 5 H, 1 BB, 2K, 96 pitches, Game Score of 61
- George Kirby: 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 H, 1 BB, 8 K, 94 pitches, Game Score of 71
Robbie Ray is facing a young and aggressive Orioles team today, one that has shown a tendency to swing often and at pitches that are close to the zone. It seems like he is starting to get a better feel for his pitches lately. Even though he’s given up some runs, he is striking more guys out, and it makes me feel like a big game is coming.
He’s gone 10-9-8-10 with a 3.90 FIP in his last four starts. I think it starts today with a 7 IP, 2 ER, 12 K game, where he makes a single mistake and gives up a bomb, but otherwise shuts down the Orioles lineup.
He’s likely going to face the Orioles, Astros, Red Sox, Angels, Athletics, and Orioles again this month. For the Mariners to chip away and get back into the WC race, they are going to need some better outings from Ray.