Highly regarded rookie Trevor Bauer of the Cleveland Indians, the third overall pick of the 2011 MLB Draft, had some growing pains beginning this season but is now fulfilling his potential. Sure Bauer is 4-5 with a 3.93 ERA, but he has four straight official Quality Starts and has actually allowed three runs or less in eight of his last nine starts while allowing four runs in the other. He has 82 strikeouts vs. 30 walks in 84.2 innings and recorded a Quality Start the first time he faced the Seattle Mariners allowing three runs in 6.1 innings. Hisashi Iwakuma is not posting the Cy Young caliber numbers he had last year while often getting lost in the shadow of Felix Hernandez, but he has still been solid going 8-5 with a 3.09 ERA and tiny 0.99 WHIP. The ‘under’ is 36-14-1 in the Mariners’ last 51 games overall.
Pick: ‘under’ 7½