Jennifer Buchanan-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Wade LeBlanc
Seattle Mariners @ Boston Red Sox, 7:10 p.m. ET
- Mariners (LeBlanc) +130
- Red Sox (Wright) -145
- Over/Under: 9
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Between Red Sox knuckleballer Steven Wright and Mariners junkballer Wade LeBlanc, there wasn’t a whole lot of heat at Safeco Field five days ago when they faced each other. LeBlanc’s mid-80s heater proved better than Wright’s slow knuckler that night as the Mariners won, 2-1, in a pitchers’ duel. Somehow, both of these guys have been tremendous so far this year despite their limited arsenal.
In fact, LeBlanc retired 22 in a row that day, and both hurlers dominated two of the league’s better lineups. The total that day was 8.5, so why is it 9 tonight if both pitchers have been red hot?