Houston Astros (27-27) at Seattle Mariners (24-30)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 9:10 pm (T-Mobile Park)
Framber Valdez (4-3) (3.68) vs. Ljay Newsome (0-1) (6.35)
The Line: Seattle Mariners +160 / Houston Astros -174 --- Over/Under: 9 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Houston Astros and Seattle Mariners meet Tuesday in MLB action at T-Mobile Park.
The Houston Astros look for a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Astros have scored seven runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six straight games. The Astros have lost six of their last nine games when scoring three or less runs. Kyle Tucker leads the Astros with 49 hits and 41 RBI while Carlos Correa and Michael Brantley have combined for 95 hits and 45 RBI. Framber Valdez gets the ball, and he is 4-3 with a 3.82 ERA and 68 strikeouts this season. Valdez is 3-0 with a 1.54 ERA and 24 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
The Seattle Mariners look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Mariners have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Mariners have won nine of their last 12 games when scoring four or more runs. Kyle Lewis leads the Mariners with 52 hits and 28 RBI while Kyle Seager and J.P. Crawford have combined for 82 hits and 54 RBI. Ljay Newsome gets the ball, and he is 0-1 with a 6.35 ERA and eight strikeouts this season. This will be Newsome’s first career game against the Astros.
The Astros are 134-63 in their last 197 games as a favorite, 1-4 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series and 2-10 in their last 12 road games. The Mariners are 4-9 in their last 13 during game 2 of a series, 1-4 in their last 5 games as an underdog and 1-5 in their last 6 home games. The under is 5-1-1 in Astros last 7 overall. The over is 9-3 in Mariners last 12 overall. The Astros are 36-15 in the last 51 meetings in Seattle and 39-12 in the last 51 meetings.
Framber Valdez has allowed 17 runs and 25 hits in his last 25.1 innings while Ljay Newsome has allowed six runs and 10 hits in his last 4.1 innings. Both of these pitchers have been in complete struggle mode as of late and Newsome has been batting practice all season long. If there was ever a game for the Astros to break out of this offensive funk, this would be it. Give me the over nine runs, as we should see some fireworks.