Seattle Mariners vs. Houston Astros, first game of the series. Only two games in Seattle. The Astros are waiting for the start of the post season after officially qualifying for the playoffs. The season was not easy, but the Astros return to the post season to find another title. The Mariners at home will close the season with a negative record, but in September the victories have been more than the defeats.
Seattle Mariners: Winning matters.
The Mariners at home have a negative record with 32 wins and 42 losses. The last series at home was a victory against the White Sox 2-1. The last game of that series was tight but with victory for the home team 11-10. In September the Mariners have played six games at home, so far four wins and only two losses. Two winning series, one against the Reds and the last one mentioned above. A defeat in each series.
At home the Mariners are scoring an average of 4.79 runs per game, 3.79 walks, 10.09 strike outs, 7.99 hits, 1.41 home runs, 14.43 left on base. The defense allows up to 5.65 home runs per game, 3.03 walks, 8.20 strike outs, 9.24 hits, 1.67 home runs, 13.28 left on base. This season the Mariners lost two series against the Astros at home.
Justin Dunn to open the series. This is the first year as a professional for Dunn. This will also be his third opening this season. So far without victories and no losses in his name. 6.75 ERA, 2.2 pitched innings, 1 hit, 2 runs, 0 home runs, 1 strike out, 3375 WHIP.
Houston Astros: October is very close.
The Astros so far have 102 wins and 54 losses. The team is champion of the West Division in the American League. The second best team in that division was Oakland with 94-62 and the third Texas with 75-81. Only the first two closed the regular season with positive records. On the road the record is positive for the Astros with 42-33, the last one was a 0-3 victory against the Royals.
On the road the Astros are scoring an average of 5.39 runs per game, 3.99 walks, 7.23 strike outs, 9.49 hits, 1.68 home runs, 15.55 left on base. The defense allows up to 4.08 runs per game, 2.91 walks, 9.62 strike outs, 7.53 hits, 1.20 home runs, 12.54 left on base. The record this year against the Mariners is 6-1 on the road.
Gerrit Cole with another season on fire. 18-5 so far in 31 games as a starter. 2.61 ERA, 200.1 pitched innings, 136 hits, 65 runs, 28 home runs, 302 strike outs (max in seven years as a professional). 0908 WHIP.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Seattle Mariners vs. Houston Astros 09/24/2019 is: take the Houston Astros -1.5 (Runline).
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