Seattle Mariners vs. Kansas City Royals: Preview, Predictions and Picks for June 7, 2024

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Jun 7, 2024 6:14 AM
The Seattle Mariners are set to face off against the Kansas City Royals on Friday, June 7, 2024, at 8:10 PM at Kauffman Stadium. The Mariners, holding a 2-1 lead in their regular season series, will look to build on their momentum despite a mediocre 15-17 road record. The Royals, meanwhile, will aim to capitalize on their strong 22-10 home record to even the series.
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Mariners vs Royals starting pitchers

  • Daniel Lynch IV for Kansas City Royals
  • Bryce Miller for Seattle Mariners

Mariners vs Royals statistics

Stat Mariners Royals
Hits 453 (29th) 523 (8th)
Batting Average .222 (29th) .253 (7th)
Runs Batted In 227 (24th) 292 (5th)
Runs 235 (27th) 302 (7th)
Home Runs 67 (Tied-10th) 64 (15th)
Walks 193 (16th) 172 (Tied-25th)
Stolen Bases 42 (Tied-13th) 58 (6th)
Strikeouts 626 (1st) 436 (29th)
Pitches 9272 (9th) 8739 (24th)

Kansas City Royals recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
6/6/24 @ Cleveland Guardians W 4-3
6/4/24 @ Cleveland Guardians L 8-5
6/2/24 vs San Diego Padres W 4-3
6/1/24 vs San Diego Padres L 7-3
5/31/24 vs San Diego Padres L 11-8

Seattle Mariners recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
6/6/24 @ Oakland Athletics W 3-0
6/5/24 @ Oakland Athletics L 2-1
6/4/24 @ Oakland Athletics W 4-3
6/2/24 vs Los Angeles Angels W 5-1
6/1/24 vs Los Angeles Angels W 9-0

Mariners vs Royals predictions

Heading into the upcoming showdown between the Seattle Mariners and Kansas City, all eyes are likely going to be on Julio Rodriguez. His commanding .266 batting average has consistently put him in the spotlight, and it's fascinating to think about how he'll perform in this game. Especially intriguing are his at-bats, projected at a robust 4.009 with potential for some serious action on the bases. Another Mariner to watch is Mitch Haniger, who can bring some formidable hitting power to the lineup. With an anticipated batting average for this game hovering over .300, Haniger and Rodriguez could be pivotal in injecting some momentum into Seattle’s offense.

On the flip side, the Kansas City Royals have their own set of aces. Bobby Witt Jr., flashing a stellar .317 batting average, stands out as a key player. He's stepping into the game projected to hit at least once and possibly swiping bases, adding a dynamic layer to the Royals' strategy. Additionally, Salvador Perez is expected to make his mark, particularly in driving in runs. His projected stats suggest he will not only get good contact but also play a crucial role in the Royals' RBI count, which could be crucial for Kansas City's scoreboard outcomes.

Given the projections and the current form of key players, the game might lean slightly towards Kansas City Royals clinching the win. Their potent combination of Witt Jr.'s consistent hitting and the possible impact plays from Perez gives them a slightly sharper edge. Plus, their strong home record this season further tilts the probabilities in their favor. While it's baseball and anything can happen on the day, the Royals seem poised to capitalize on their home advantage and strong lineup to take this one over the Mariners.

Kansas City Royals injuries

  • Kris Bubic (SP): 60-Day-IL
  • Michael Massey (2B): 10-Day-IL
  • Josh Taylor (RP): 60-Day-IL
  • Michael Wacha (SP): 15-Day-IL
  • Christian Chamberlain (RP): Out

Seattle Mariners injuries

  • Andres Munoz (RP): Day-To-Day
  • Jorge Polanco (2B): 10-Day-IL
  • Taylor Dollard (SP): Day-To-Day
  • Gabe Speier (RP): 15-Day-IL
  • Gregory Santos (RP): 60-Day-IL

Mariners vs Royals game info

Venue Kauffman Stadium
Location Kansas City, Missouri
First pitch Fri 8:10 PM
Temperature 80°
Chance of Rain 0%

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