On Deck: Seattle Mariners at Detroit Tigers

The Detroit Tigers second half got off to a disappointing start when they dropped two of three to the Baltimore Orioles at Comerica Park this past weekend. The series loss dropped the Tigers to 45-46, putting them below .500 in the second half for the first time since October of 2010. The team’s record has prompted many writers to call the Tigers sellers at the deadline, though management is still looking at adding players at the current moment. The Tigers have now lost six of their last ten games.

The Seattle Mariners are having a very disappointing season after many people picked them as a sleeper for the AL title in the preseason. The Mariners come into this series at 42-50, 9 games back of first place in the AL West. Offensive issues have plagued the Mariners all season as they come into this series 27th in MLB in runs scored with 320 and 29th in team batting average at .234.

When these two teams last met, the Tigers took two of three games in Seattle. The Tigers will luck out again this series as they don’t have to face Seattle ace Felix Hernandez.

Pitching Matchups:

Game 1 (7/20/15; 7:08 PM): J.A. Happ (4-5, 4.14 ERA) vs. Alfredo Simon (8-6, 4.53 ERA)

Game 2 (7/21/15; 7:08 PM): Taijuan Walker (7-7, 4.84 ERA) vs. Shane Greene (4-7, 6.32 ERA)

Game 3 (7/22/15; 7:08 PM): Mike Montgomery (4-3, 2.51 ERA) vs. Anibal Sanchez (9-7, 4.55 ERA)

Game 4 (7/23/15; 1:08 PM): Hisashi Iwakuma (2-1, 4.89 ERA) vs. David Price (9-3, 2.32 ERA)