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Weekend Watch

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Saturday, July 13
The Mariners look to pick themselves up and dust themselves off after losing to the Angels in Friday's emotional home game for Anaheim. They honored the late LHP Tyler Skaggs with all players wearing his name and number in the first home game since the pitcher's death. They ended up going out and getting a combined no-hitter in the 13-0 rout of the visitors.

Seattle is now a dismal 21-45 across the past 66 games overall, and they're just 8-22 in the past 30 games inside the division. In addition, they're 1-4 in the past five vs. RHP, including 0-4 in the past four on the road against a right-handed starting pitcher. The Mariners also have struggled in their past 11 showings on Saturday, going a poor 1-10. The Angels are 18-6 in the past 24 at home against teams iwth a losing record, and 41-19 in the past 60 against teams with an overall losing mark, too. Despite the no-hitter on Friday, Seattle is still 9-4 in the past 13 trips to the Big A.

 The Braves and Padres battle with RHP Julio Teheran pitching for the visitors and LHP Joey Lucchesi working for the home side. Atlanta has won seven of the past eight inside the NL West, and they're 4-1 in the past five road games against a southpaw. Atlanta is also 10-4 in the past 14 games on the road, too. They have fared well behind Teheran, going 9-3 over his past 12 starts and 5-2 in his past seven on the road, too. They're also 5-1 in Teheran's past six assignments against teams with an overall losing record.

For the home team, San Diego is an impressive 8-2 in the past 10 against teams with an overall winninf record. However, they're just 2-5 in the past seven against National League East clubs, while going 0-5 in the past five at home and 0-4 in the past four at Petco Park vs. RHP. Lucchesi has been an NL East killer, however, as San Diego is 6-1 in his past seven starts against the division. Friday's home loss was a rarity for the Padres, as Atlanta is still just 7-19 in the past 26 meetings in San Diego. The under has connected in six of the past seven in this series, while going 5-2 in Teheran's past seven outings against the Padres.

Weather Report

Saturday's weather looks good for the afternoon affairs. Into the evening, we'll see very little precipitation, either. However, the Twins-Indians game at Progressive Field in Cleveland will feature a stiff 10-13 mph wind blowing in from left field. The only other MLB venue affected by the elements will be Globe Life Park in Arlington, as the Astros and Rangers enjoy a 10-13 mph wind blowing out to right field.

Sunday, July 14

It's an All-Star pitching matchup in Miami on Sunday afternoon when RHP Jacob deGrom takes the hill against RHP Sandy Alcantara and the Marlins. The Mets are an impressive 18-8 in deGrom's past 26 road outings against teams with a losing record, but they're 1-6 in his past seven overall on the road, while going 3-13 in his past 16 outings and 0-7 in his past seven showings on a Sunday. The Marlins haven't fared much better, going 0-4 in Alcantara's past four home starts, and 1-4 in his past five overall. They're also 0-5 in his past five against teams with a losing record, too.

It's a solid pitching matchup when RHP Zack Greinke toes the slab for the Diamondbacks against RHP Miles Mikolas and the Cardinals at Busch Stadium at 2:15 p.m. ET on Sunday. Arizona has won six of the past seven starts by Greinke, and they're a perfect 5-0 in his past five outings against the NL Central. He has made a living against the dregs of the league, too, as Arizona is 37-14 in the past 51 starts by Greinke against teams with a losing overall mark. While the Cards have been sliding lately, they're 12-5 in Mikolas' past 17 home outings, and 6-1 in his past seven against the NL West. However, they have won just three times over his past 10 starts overall.

We get lefty on lefty crime in the Sunday Night Baseball game of the week, as the Los Angeles Dodgers and Boston Red Sox complete their World Series rematch series. LHP Hyun-Jin Ryu, who started the All-Star Game for the NL, takes the ball against LHP David Price and the home side. The Dodgers have won nine of Ryu's past 11 starts, and they're 5-1 in his past six starts against winning teams while going 14-3 in his past 17 on a Sunday. While they've been very successful with the lefty on the bump, they are just 3-15 in his past 18 on the road against winning teams, and 3-7 across his past 10 starts overall.

For the Red Sox, they're 0-4 in the past four at home vs. LHP. However, they're also 8-1 in the past nine interleague games vs. LHP, and 6-1 in the past seven interleague home outings against a southpaw. They have won 21 of Price's past 27 stats, too, and they're 19-7 in his past 26 against teams with a winning overall record. Boston is also a perfect 7-0 in Price's past seven showings on Sunday, and 7-1 in his past eight interleague contests.

Weather Report

On Sunday, the winds will be variable across all venues and the precipitation is forecast to stay away. The Astros and Rangers will again be fighting an 11-14 mph jetstream out to the right-field foul pole. Outside of that, Mother Nature will not affect baseball on Sunday.


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