Astros vs. Mariners - 9/27/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Seattle Mariners (83-73) at Houston Astros (82-75)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 8:10 pm (Minute Maid Park)
Felix Hernandez (11-6) (3.61) vs. M Fiers (11-8) (4.45)
The Line: Houston Astros -108 / Seattle Mariners -102 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Seattle Mariners and Houston Astros play game two of their series Tuesday night.
The Seattle Mariners look for another win after winning five of their last eight games. The Mariners have scored 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in nine of their last 18 games. The Seattle Mariners offense has been hit or miss the last month, and they’ve won nine straight games when scoring more than three runs. Robinson Cano leads Seattle with 188 hits, Nelson Cruz has 101 RBI and Kyle Seager has 29 home runs. Felix Hernandez gets the ball, and he’s 11-6 with a 3.61 ERA and 116 strikeouts this season. Hernandez is 3-4 with a 4.07 ERA and 53 strikeouts in his career against the Astros.
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The Houston Astros also need a victory after splitting their last 10 games. The Astros have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last eight games. The Houston Astros offense has also been hit or miss recently, and they’ve won five of their last seven games when scoring more than three runs. Jose Altuve leads Houston with 210 hits, George Springer has 79 RBI and Carlos Correa has 20 home runs. Mike Fiers takes the hill, and he’s 11-8 with a 4.40 ERA and 129 strikeouts this season. Fiers is 1-0 with a 4.20 ERA and 15 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
The Mariners are 2-6 in their last 8 during game 2 of a series and 8-2 in Hernandezs last 10 starts. The Astros are 2-6 in their last 8 home games and 5-2 in Fiers' last 7 starts. The Mariners are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Houston.
We're getting an ace pitcher for a really cheap price, a pitcher in Hernandez who has pitched two shutouts in his last three starts. The Mariners also see the finish line in terms of the wild card spot while the Astros are struggling to stay afloat. Have to like Seattle and the price given the pitching advantage.