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That Arizona Diamondbacks will walk on the road while receiving Seattle Mariners at T-Mobile Park. Humberto Castellanos gets the start of the Diamondbacks. Chris Flexen will take the mound to the Mariners.
Diamondbacks Last in the National League
Humberto Castellanos struggled in his final start, which was against the Seattle Mariners. He went 3.2 innings and gave up seven hits, one turn, five earned runs and hit four strokes. On the season, he holds a record of 1-1 in three starts and 10 appearances with a 3.65 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and a 17/10 K / BB ratio. Opposing hits hit .250 against Castellanos this season.
Diamondbacks pitching staff has been terrible this season. They rank the bottom three in ERA, WHIP, allowed hits, allowed runs and stroke averages against.
Arizona has been bad on offense this season. They are around the middle of the league in hits. They rank the bottom 10 in races, home runs, RBIs, stroke averages, SLG and OPS.
It’s no surprise that the Diamondbacks have the second worst record in MLB. They are in the bottom 10 in the most offensive categories and their pitching has been a complete disaster this season.
Mariners are fighting for the wild card
Chris Flexen was decent in his previous start. The Flex went six innings and gave up four hits, three earned runs, two trips and knocked out four in a no-decision against the Arizona Diamondbacks. This season he has a record of 11-5 in 26 starts with a 3.56 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and a 103/32 K / BB ratio. Opposing hits hit .269 against Flexen this season.
The Mariners’ pitching staff has been average this season. As a team, they are around the middle of the league in ERA, WHIP, allowed hits, allowed runs, home runs allowed and stroke averages against.
Seattle has been poor in offense this season. They are in the bottom 10 of the league in runs, hits, RBI’s, strikeouts, stroke averages, OBP, SLG and OPS. Mariners rank dead last in hits and stroke averages.
The Mariners are a couple of games back from the Yankees and Red Sox, who currently have the two wild-card spots. Seattle will have to go on a hot streak, hoping the Yankees or Red Sox get cold in the final month of the season.
- The Mariners are 9-0 in their last nine games against a team with a winning% below .400
- The Mariners are 8-0 in Flexen’s last eight starts vs. a team with a losing record
- The Mariners are 4-0 in their last four vs. National League West
- The Diamondbacks are 0-8 in their last eight interleague games against a team with a winning record
- The Diamondbacks are 1-8 in their last nine interleague games against a right-handed starter
- The Diamondbacks are 1-6 in their last seven interleague road games