Charlie Morton has pitched for the Tampa Bay Rays, but they have barely broken — and advantage can be taken by the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday.
As pitchers get charlie Morton is about as good. He made the W to the Houston Astros in Game 7 of their 2017 World Series, then made the group. There’s a good opportunity Morton will soon probably be back in the playoffs this season, but together along with his new team: the Tampa Bay Rays (73-53, minus-3.02 units), that hold the final American League Wild Card berth at once again.
Even the Seattle Mariners (53-73, minus-12.93 units) have not been to the playoffs as the turn of this millennium. But they might be the right MLB choice for Wednesday’s matchup (1:10 p.m. ET, MLBN) together with the Rays, who have only opened as –285 home faves with a total of 8.5. It depends in part whom Seattle will probably soon be sending opposite Morton into the mound.
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Before we get to that, here is how the projections shake for Wednesday’s matinee:
FiveThirtyEight: Tampa Bay 67 percent
Allergic Odds (with SBR Odds Converter): –203
Jeff Sagarin’s Generic Total (approx.) : 8-8.25 runs
The fine folks at FiveThirtyEight didn’t factor in a rookie for the M, but it resembles Wade LeBlanc (5.58 FIP) might find the nod — plus they’ll use an opener in front of him, as they have done in the majority of his appearances that season. LeBlanc has been struggling, which accounts for the gap between the MLB chances and the projections we’d be rather interested in choosing the Mariners. Something would be appropriate if we wanted to commit a significant amount in this game.
Morton (2.67 FIP) may be a workable Cy Young candidate, however Rays fans have not made much money off him this year. He’s up 0.59 units onto a group list of 16-10 (Beneath 14-11-1), despite Tampa owning a few of their best bullpens in the Groups. In his last start on Friday, Morton permitted zero runs and struck out 10 Detroit Tigers over seven innings, and the Rays lost 2-0 as.