Seattle Mariners vs. Houston Astros, first game of a long series. The Astros arrive with only one loss in the last few weeks on the road. The team has played very well on the road, the record is positive and they aspire to win this other series against the Mariners. The Mariners already know how hard it is to play the Astros. At home the record is negative and ultimately the offense has not been effective. Few victories in the last few weeks at home for the Mariners.
Houston Astros: Second visit in Seattle.
The Astros have a positive record on the road this season. 18 victories in thirty games. Prior to this series against the Mariners, the team won against the Athletics 3-0. They also won the series against the Red Sox, Tigers and Angels. Only one defeat against the Red Sox in the last eleven games on the road. The season on the road has been improving for the Astros after losing five of the first seven games on the road.
On the road the Astros are scoring an average of 5.07 runs per game, 3.62 walks, 9.07 hits, 1.66 home runs, 14.86 left on base. The defense has been good in the last few weeks. So far the Astros allow only 3.27 runs per game on the road, 2.52 walks, 9.07 strike outs, 6.23 hits, 1.00 home runs and 11.00 left on base.
Corbin Martin will be on the mount tonight for the first game. 1-1 in four games as a starter this season for him. 5.51 ERA, 16.1 Innings pitched, 19 hits, 12 runs, 6 home runs, 16 strike outs, 1,714 WHIP. Martin’s last victory was against the Red Sox in the second of the series 7-3.
Seattle Mariners: We do not want to lose again.
The Mariners at home have a negative record this season. Twelve victories and 19 defeats. Prior to this series against the Astros, the team lost 1-3 against the Angels. They also lost the series against the Rangers and Twins. They could barely win 2-0 against the Twins in a short two-game series. In the last ten games at home, just two wins. Against the Astros they lost earlier in the season. The Mariners were swept 0-3 at home.
At home the Mariners are scoring an average of 4.55 runs per game, 3.55 walks, 7.45 hits, 1.42 home runs, 13.16 left on base. The defense allows up to 6.68 runs per game, 3.42 walks, 8.42 strike outs, 10.26 hits, 1.77 home runs, 15.39 left on base. Against the Astros in the last series, the team allowed up to 16 runs.
Wade LeBlanc will open the series tonight against the Astros. 2-2 in six games as a starter this season for LeBlanc. 6.99 ERA, 28.1 pitched innings, 39 hits, 24 runs, 8 home runs, 23 strike outs and 1,659 WHIP. LeBlanc’s last win was against the Red Sox on March 31. Against the Astros he lost the second game of the series 6-10.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Seattle Mariners vs. Houston Astros 06/03/2019 is: take the Houston Astros -1.5 +100 (Runline).
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