The New York Yankees and Seattle Mariners will meet in game 3 of their weekend series this afternoon in the Bronx. All sports odds for all games can be found at Oddsmaker sportsbook.
The Yankees have not only taken the first two games from the Mariners, but three in a row overall. Jayson Nix and Raul Ibanez both homered to lead the Yankees offense last night which scored 6 runs on 8 hits. Phil Hughes was solid on the mound going 7.2 innings en route to the win and the best performance of his season thus far. Andy Pettitte will make his return to baseball this afternoon after retiring after the 2010 season. It is anyone’s guess how the southpaw will come out and throw today after such a longtime away from the game.
The Mariners have looked overmatched in the first two games of this series. Dustin Ackley and Matt Crap each had two hits to lead the offense while Hector Noesi had the loss on the mound letting up 5 runs in 7 innings of work. Kevin Millwood gets the start today for the M’s and Millwood has struggled this season to the tune of a 5.88 ERA.
New York is 5-1 in their last six games as a favorite, 47-22 in their last 69 home games, and 42-18 in Pettitte’s last 61 starts. Seattle is 4-10 in their last 14 games overall, 19-41 in their last 61 road games against a left handed starter, and 0-5 in Millwood’s last five starts. Seattle is 2-7 in the last nine meetings of these two.
This has all the makings of a slugfest. Take the over for sure at the sportsbook.