Texas Rangers vs. Seattle Mariners - 8/1/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Seattle Mariners (54-53) at Texas Rangers (50-55)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at 8:05 pm (Globe Life Park)
E Ramirez (4-2) (4.80) vs. Griffin
The Line: Texas Rangers -169 / Seattle Mariners +159 --- Over/Under: 10.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSSW, RTNW
The Seattle Mariners and Texas Rangers meet Tuesday in MLB action at Globe Life Park in Arlington.
The Seattle Mariners look for another win after winning five of their last seven games. The Mariners have scored 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last nine games. The Seattle Mariners have won 11 of their last 13 games when scoring at least three runs. Jean Segura leads the Mariners with 105 hits and 32 RBI while Ben Gamel and Robinson Cano have combined for 206 hits and 106 RBI. Erasmo Ramirez gets the ball, and he is 4-3 with a 4.80 ERA and 55 strikeouts this season. Ramirez is 0-1 with a 6.06 ERA and 21 strikeouts in his career against the Rangers.
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The Texas Rangers could use a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Rangers have allowed 20 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last eight games. The Texas Rangers have lost nine of their last 11 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Elvis Andrus leads the Rangers with 118 hits and 57 RBI while Rougned Odor and Nomar Mazara have combined for 178 hits and 115 RBI. A.J. Griffin gets the ball, and he is 4-2 with a 5.77 ERA and 35 strikeouts this season. Griffin is 3-3 with a 4.97 ERA and 36 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
The Mariners are 6-17 in their last 23 Tuesday games, 3-7 in Ramirezs last 10 road starts and 5-14 in Ramirezs last 19 starts. The Rangers are 6-2 in their last 8 Tuesday games, 6-0 in Griffins last 6 home starts and 21-8 in Griffins last 29 starts. The Mariners are 8-3 in the last 11 meetings and the over is 12-5 in the last 17 meetings.
Griffin hasn't pitched in over two months due to an oblique injury and was rocked in his last three starts the last time we saw him. Ramirez hasn't allowed a hit or a run in his last five innings. Also, the Mariners may actually be stringing some wins together for the first time this season, and that's scary if this offense can continue to produce at this level. The Rangers likely threw in the towel with that Darvish trade. Have to back the M's here.