The Bronx Bombers may start a six-game homestand a bit sluggish due to coming off an emotional series against their former skipper.

Seattle Mariners at New York Yankees

Seattle hopes to benefit from having a day off, after being blanked by the Milwaukee Brewers 3-0 in its final interleague contest on Sunday afternoon.  The Mariners are in fact a solid 6-3 this year when playing with a day off (+280) and 23-22 in this spot over the last three seasons (+230).  On the flip side, the club is 1-3 after getting shutout out in 2010 (-340) and 11-16 over the last three years (-590).  Seattle is last in the American League with 255 runs scored this season (31-37-7 O/U), with the team combining for a .231 batting average and 3.2 runs per game on the road.  The lineup has scored 146 runs less than the division’s top offensive club, with Texas plating 401 runs so far this season.  One bright spot of the lineup continues to be All-Star outfielder Ichiro Suzuki, who leads MLB with 35 multi-hit games.

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Aces are wild in this AL West showdown featuring two teams that are searching for some type of momentum.

Seattle Mariners at Los Angeles Angels

Seattle is enjoying a three-game win streak (+307) and has won five of its last seven games due to an offensive resurgence.  Over the last six games, the offense is batting .391 with runners in scoring position, which is a dramatic difference from batting .235 in the first 41 games of the season.  This production has led to the team going over the total in four straight games for the first time all season.  OF Ichiro Suzuki has never been the team’s problem during the month of May, coming in with the highest career batting average for a player with a minimum of 300 plate appearances (.363).  The Mariners are 8-16 this month (-1,000) and have a horrible 27-54 (-3,110) record over the last three years in May.

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Friday MLB Handicapper Report – FINAL

Interleague Facts of Note

  • In 2009, AL clubs compiled a .263 batting average with 315 home runs, 1,206 runs scored and a 3.89 ERA. NL clubs batted .257 with 249 home runs, 1,061 runs scored and a 4.45 ERA.
  • The New York Yankees hold the MLB’s best all-time Interleague record at 133-95 (.583), followed by Minnesota at 132-96 (.548). The Florida Marlins own the NL’s best all-time Interleague mark at 120-99.
  • Seattle OF Ichiro Suzuki led all batters with 33 hits during interleague play last season.
  • St. Louis 1B Albert Pujols smashed an MLB-high nine home runs against the AL last year. He also leads all active players (400 AB min) with a .355 average during interleague play.
  • Seven pitchers total posted a perfect 3-0 record, including Seattle ace Felix Hernandez, who also managed a 0.84 ERA.
  • Two of Friday’s starting pitchers check in with the lowest ERA during interleague play with a minimum of 150 innings. Boston SP John Lackey at 2.63 and Los Angeles Angels SP Joel Pineiro at 3.25.

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Okay, baseball fans, we are just about there—baseball’s midpoint. Actually, the All-Star break comes a bit past the midpoint of the season. Each team has already played over 81 games. It’s been an interesting season (to say the least). Here are a few observations.

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– In perhaps the least shocking development in the history of sports, the Giants cut Plaxico Burress today. Good riddance. Sadly, he’ll be rewarded with a new contract from somewhere else soon, and it will be like nothing ever happened. Idiot.

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