2019-09-25 21:10:00 EDT
The Houston Astros and Seattle Mariners meet Wednesday in MLB action at T-Mobile Park.
The Houston Astros look to stay hot after winning eight of their last nine games. The Astros have scored 20 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last nine games. The Houston Astros have won 10 of their last 12 games when scoring four or more runs. Michael Brantley leads the Astros with 176 hits and 86 RBI while Yuli Gurriel and Alex Bregman have combined for 323 hits and 210 RBI. Zack Greinke gets the ball, and he is 17-5 with a 3.05 ERA and 178 strikeouts this season. Greinke is 6-1 with a 2.05 ERA and 66 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
The Seattle Mariners need a win after splitting their last six games. The Mariners have scored eight runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 16 games. The Seattle Mariners have won eight of their last 11 games when scoring more than one run. Omar Narvaez leads the Mariners with 118 hits and 55 RBI while Mallex Smith and Domingo Santana have combined for 227 hits and 106 RBI. Yusei Kikuchi gets the ball, and he is 6-10 with a 5.55 ERA and 112 strikeouts this season. Kikuchi is 0-1 with a 6.43 ERA and 11 strikeouts in his career against the Astros.
The Astros are 5-1 in their last 6 road games, 42-14 in their last 56 vs. American League West and 7-2 in Greinke’s last 9 starts. The Mariners are 4-0 in their last 4 during game 2 of a series, 14-39 in their last 53 vs. American League West and 2-5 in Kikuchi’s last 7 starts with 5 days of rest. The Astros are 40-18 in the last 58 meetings in Seattle and 39-16 in the last 55 meetings. The over is 21-8-1 in Kikuchi’s last 30 starts overall. The under is 4-0 in Greinke’s last 4 road starts.
Greinke has allowed 23 hits and nine runs in his last 23 innings, and he has a 2.86 ERA and .220 allowed batting average on the road. Kikuchi has allowed 29 hits and 13 runs in his last 16.1 innings, and he has a 5.97 ERA and .305 allowed batting average at home. In 65 at bats against Houston hitters, Kikuchi is allowing a .308 batting average with five homers, five walks and 11 strikeouts. The Houston Astros are also inching closer and closer to clinching the best record in baseball, so there’s still motivation to win this game. Give me the Astros and the RL.