Seattle Mariners vs. Houston Astros MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 4/22/14
Houston Astros (5-14) at Seattle Mariners (7-11)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 10:10 pm (Safeco Field)
Scott Feldman (R) (2-1) (1.687) vs. Erasmo Ramirez (R) (1-2) (7.500)
The Line: Seattle Mariners -132 / Houston Astros +122 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-HOU, ROOT-NW
The Houston Astros and Seattle Mariners will play game two of a three-game series on Tuesday night. The Astros took game one with a score of 7-2.
The win snapped a seven-game losing streak for the Astros, as the bats woke up by scoring seven runs on nine hits. Matt Dominguez hit his third homerun of the season, while pitcher Dallas Keuchel allowed only two runs in six innings. The Astros are now 5-0 this season when scoring more than four runs. Collin McHugh can only hope for that type of run support when he sees his first action of the season. McHugh was 0-4 last season with a 10.04 ERA pitching for both the New York Mets and Colorado Rockies. This will be the first time McHugh has pitched against the Mariners in his career.
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The Mariners have now lost seven straight games, which includes three straight losses at home. In the Mariners last three losses, they’ve scored a combined four runs and Brad Miller has struck out 23 times in 75 at bats. The Mariners just can’t get anything going offensively and it doesn’t help that the pitching staff has allowed seven or more runs in four of their last five games. Erasmo Ramirez will start on Tuesday, and he’s 1-2 with a 7.50 ERA and has 12 strikeouts in 18 innings. Ramirez is 1-0 with a 3.18 ERA in one career start against the Astros.
The Astros are 12-39 in their last 51 overall and 17-45 in their last 62 road games. The Mariners are 1-8 in Ramirezs last 9 starts and 4-11 in their last 15 games as a home favorite. The Astros are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Seattle.
Why not take the Astros plus money? The Mariners are in a downward spiral and can't put anything together offensively. While the Astros aren't much better, taking the Mariners and the juice just doesn't make much sense with the way they've been playing lately.