Seattle Mariners vs. New York Yankees: Preview, Predictions and Picks for May 20, 2024

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May 20, 2024 6:19 AM
On Monday, May 20, 2024, at 7:05 PM, the Seattle Mariners will face off against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. The Mariners, holding a 25-22 overall record and 10-12 road record, will look to challenge the Yankees, who currently stand at 33-15 overall and 16-6 at home. Expect a thrilling matchup as these American League foes clash in the Bronx.
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Mariners vs Yankees starting pitchers

  • Marcus Stroman for New York Yankees
  • Logan Gilbert for Seattle Mariners

Mariners vs Yankees game preview

Tonight's showdown between the Seattle Mariners and the New York Yankees promises an intriguing pitching duel as Logan Gilbert takes the mound for the Mariners against Marcus Stroman for the Yankees. Gilbert has been impressive this season, boasting a solid ERA of 3.07 and a WHIP of 0.95, underscoring his ability to keep runners off the bases. On the other side, Stroman, with an ERA of 3.33 and a WHIP of 1.42, has also shown tenacity but has struggled slightly more in controlling the traffic on the bases. This matchup sets the stage for what should be a tight contest between these two skilled starters.

Diving into the Mariners' camp, despite some struggles with the bat as indicated by their .228 team batting average and their position at 26th for both hits and runs scored, there are glimmers of hope. Julio Rodriguez and Cal Raleigh have been bright spots in the lineup, with Rodriguez leading the team with a .274 batting average and Raleigh powering out 10 homers. Their pitching, spearheaded by Gilbert, has been more reliable, which they’ll need to lean on heavily, given their offensive inconsistencies. The key for Seattle will be whether their bats can step up to support Gilbert’s strong arm.

Turning our gaze to the Yankees, their offensive firepower this season has been formidable, ranking in the top 6 in batting average, runs, and hits. Led by the stellar performances of Juan Soto and Aaron Judge, the lineup has been both deep and productive. Soto, with a .311 batting average, and Judge, blasting 13 home runs, have been central figures in their robust offensive stats sheet. With the Yankees also showing discipline at the plate, as evidenced by ranking 2nd in walks, they have consistently put pressure on opposing pitchers, making them favorites to exploit any lapses in the Mariners’ pitching tonight.

New York Yankees injuries

  • Jesus Liranzo (SP): Day-To-Day
  • Carlos Lagrange (SP): Day-To-Day
  • Jorbit Vivas (2B): Day-To-Day
  • Danny Watson (RP): Day-To-Day
  • Tyler Hardman (1B): Day-To-Day

Seattle Mariners injuries

  • Jorge Polanco (2B): Day-To-Day
  • J.P. Crawford (SS): 10-Day-IL
  • Tayler Saucedo (RP): 15-Day-IL
  • Taylor Dollard (SP): Day-To-Day
  • Gregory Santos (RP): 60-Day-IL

Mariners vs Yankees predictions

I'm telling you, the Mariners are sneaky good, and it starts with their young core. Dominic Canzone is going to have a big game, I'm talking 2-4 with a homer and a couple RBIs. He's been crushing it lately, and I think he's due for a breakout performance. Ty France is another guy who's been raking, and I think he'll get on base at least twice, maybe even with a double. And don't sleep on Julio Rodriguez - this kid's a stud, and I think he'll get a hit and a run scored.

On the other side, the Yankees are stacked, and I think Aaron Judge is going to have a monster game. He's been seeing the ball well lately, and I think he'll go deep at least once. Juan Soto's another guy who's been on fire, and I think he'll get a couple hits and maybe even steal a base. And let's not forget about Giancarlo Stanton - he's been heating up, and I think he'll get a hit and drive in a run.

So, who's going to win this thing? I think the Yankees take it, 6-4. The Mariners are gonna put up a fight, but the Yanks' bats are just too deep, and I think Marcus Stroman will outduel Logan Gilbert. It's gonna be a close one, but the Bronx Bombers will come out on top.

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