Seattle Mariners vs. Kansas City Royals: Preview, Predictions and Picks for June 8, 2024

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Jun 8, 2024 6:13 AM
The Seattle Mariners are set to take on the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on Saturday, June 8, 2024, at 4:10 PM. The Royals currently lead the series 1-0, and are looking to capitalize on their strong home record of 23-10. The Mariners, meanwhile, will be looking to bounce back and even the series, hoping to overcome their struggling road record of 15-18.
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Mariners vs Royals starting pitchers

  • Alec Marsh for Kansas City Royals
  • Luis Castillo for Seattle Mariners

Mariners vs Royals statistics

Stat Mariners Royals
Hits 457 (29th) 533 (8th)
Batting Average .220 (29th) .253 (7th)
Runs Batted In 230 (Tied-23rd) 296 (5th)
Runs 238 (26th) 306 (Tied-6th)
Home Runs 68 (Tied-11th) 64 (15th)
Walks 198 (15th) 175 (25th)
Stolen Bases 43 (Tied-12th) 60 (6th)
Strikeouts 638 (1st) 445 (28th)
Pitches 9424 (5th) 8892 (23rd)

Kansas City Royals recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
6/7/24 vs Seattle Mariners W 10-9
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

Seattle Mariners recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
6/7/24 @ Kansas City Royals L 10-9
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

Mariners vs Royals predictions

As the Seattle Mariners gear up for their next clash with the Kansas City Royals, all eyes will likely be on Julio Rodriguez. His standout season continues to shimmer with a current batting average already impressing at .267, projecting to hit with power and precision in the upcoming game. Luis Castillo, with his sharp 2.99 ERA and robust 81 strikeouts this season, is expected to take the mound and could be a substantial game-changer. His ability to limit home runs and maintain a low WHIP could put the Mariners in a favorable position, especially considering his form.

On the flip side, the Kansas City Royals have their own aces to play. Bobby Witt Jr. is swinging a hot bat, boasting a .323 average and demonstrating remarkable consistency at the plate. Pitcher Alec Marsh, sporting a respectable 3.76 ERA, is set to counter Castillo. With his solid innings pitched and strategizing on limiting walks, Marsh will be pivotal in keeping the Royals competitive. Expect big plays from Witt Jr. and potentially game-changing at-bats from Salvador Perez, making crucial RBIs likely when they matter the most.

As for who'll take the win, it’s a tight call, but the Royals might just have the edge this time around. Their stronger home record, coupled with Kansas City's energetic crowd at Kauffman Stadium, could give them the necessary boost. With Marsh on the mound and Witt Jr. likely continuing his outstanding performance at the plate, the Royals could be slightly better positioned to capitalize on the Mariners' weaker away record. It promises to be a closely contested game, but the Royals might just clinch it by a slim margin.

Kansas City Royals injuries

  • Michael Massey (2B): 10-Day-IL
  • Josh Taylor (RP): 60-Day-IL
  • Kris Bubic (SP): 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 Sat 4:10 PM
Temperature 76°
Chance of Rain 51%

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