The Seattle Mariners and New York Mets square off on Sunday with first pitch set for 1:40 p.m. ET. The game takes place at Citi Field in Queens, N.Y. and will only be available on local TV or through an MLB.tv subscription. Last season’s AL Cy Young Award winner, Robbie Ray, will take the mound for the Mariners.
The Mariners (15-19) are trying to keep pace with the Astros and Angels, who are seven games up on the M’s right now. After a good start to the year, they are 4-13 in their past 17 games. Ray hasn’t quite carried over his 2021 success over to 2022, but Seattle did finally get a glimpse of that Ray in his last start as he struck out a season-high 10 over 5.2 innings in a win over the Phillies.
The Mets (23-12) come into Sunday with the second-best record in baseball, trailing only the Yankees. A win today would extend their current franchise record for consecutive series without a loss to start the season, which stands at 10. Outfielder Brandon Nimmo is batting .389 during his current 10-game hitting streak. First baseman Pete Alonso is swinging a hot bat as well with four homers, 11 RBIs and a 1.160 OPS through his previous 11 games.
Mariners vs. Mets
Pitchers: Robbie Ray vs. Carlos Carrasco
First pitch: 1:40 p.m. ET
Mariners local broadcast: Root Sports Northwest
Mets local broadcast: SNY
Live stream: MLB.tv (subscription)
Moneyline odds: NYM -140, SEA +120
Picks & predictions
Moneyline pick: Mets -140
Carrasco had a terrible start at St. Louis near the end of April (8 ER, 9 H in 3.2 IP). But if you take that out, he has a 1.36 ERA and a 30-to-4 strikeout-to-walk ratio through 33 innings pitched. With “Cookie” pitching well, it’s a pretty easy call to take the hot home team over the slumping visitors.
Player prop pick: Pete Alonso over 0.5 RBI
Let’s make it (at least) 12 RBIs in the past 12 games for Polar Bear, who leads the National League in RBIs (29). Again, Ray hasn’t been as invincible this year and has served up six homers in seven starts. Alonso could definitely take advantage if the lefty doesn’t locate well.
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