Houston Astros vs. Seattle Mariners MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction 7/2/14
Seattle Mariners (46-38) at Houston Astros (36-49)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 2:10 pm (Minute Maid Park)
Chris Young (R) (7-4) (3.224) vs. Brad Peacock (R) (2-3) (3.714)
The Line: Houston Astros -102 / Seattle Mariners -108 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-Houston, ROOT-Northwest
The Houston Astros and the Seattle Mariners face off on Wednesday at Minute Maid Park for game three of their AL West series.
The Houston Astros were simply over matched on Tuesday as they were crushed by the Mariners. Jose Altuve, Enrique Hernandez, and Alex Pressley each had two hits as the Astros scored two runs on 11 hits. Starting pitcher Jared Cosart had a bad night as he allowed nine hits and six runs while striking out three over 5.2 innings to take the loss and fall to 8-6 for the season. For Wednesday’s game the Astros start Brad Peacock ho has had no decisions in the four of his last five starts. For the season Peacock has allowed 70 hits and 34 earned runs while striking out 63 over 72.2 innings for a 2-4 record and a 4.21 ERA.
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The Seattle Mariners had everything working for them on Tuesday as they thrashed the Astros in Houston. Kyle Seager had three hits including a home run and James Jones and Dustin Ackley had three hits each as the Mariners scored 13 runs on 18 hits. Starting pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma allowed seven hits and a run while striking out seven over 6.0 innings to get the win and go to 6-4 for the season. For Wednesday’s game the Mariners start Chris Young who has won his last two decisions. For the season Young has allowed 71 hits and 32 earned runs while striking out 47 over 91.1 innings for a 7-4 record and a 3.15 ERA.
Houston is 22-51 following a loss, 1-4 in their last five home games against a right-handed starter, and 4-1 in Peacock’s last five home starts. Seattle is 10-2in their last 12 games, 21-8 in their last 29 road games, and 5-2 in Young’s last seven starts. Seattle has won five in a row in Houston.
Runs are going to be tough to come by here and my free pick is on the under. My stronger play is on the winning side and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.
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