The Texas Rangers and Seattle Mariners meet Monday in MLB action at T-Mobile Park. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Texas Rangers have scored 30 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 6 straight games. The Rangers have won 7 of their last 11 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Marcus Semien leads the Rangers with 38 hits and 28 RBI, while Nathaniel Lowe and Josh Jung have combined for 66 hits and 47 RBI. Jon Gray gets the ball, and he is 1-1 with a 4.40 ERA and 19 strikeouts this season. Gray is 1-2 with a 5.53 ERA and 27 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
The Seattle Mariners have scored 14 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 5 of their last 7 games. The Mariners have won 7 of their last 9 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Jarred Kelenic leads the Mariners with 34 hits and 16 RBI, while Ty France and Eugenio Suarez have combined for 64 hits and 34 RBI. Logan Gilbert gets the ball, and he is 1-1 with a 4.01 ERA and 40 strikeouts this season. Gilbert is 2-0 with a 2.85 ERA and 37 strikeouts in his career against the Rangers.
The Rangers are 1-4 in their last 5 road games and 6-2 in their last 8 overall. The Mariners are 0-4 in their last 4 Monday games and 6-1 in their last 7 overall. The over is 18-7-1 in Rangers last 26 overall. The over is 4-1 in Mariners last 5 home games. The Rangers are 17-40 in the last 57 meetings in Seattle and 15-37 in the last 52 meetings.
The Texas Rangers and the plus money is attractive with the way their offense shows up, but I'm not thrilled about Jon Gray on the road. The Seattle Mariners are coming off a strong week, they're at home, and Logan Gilbert is kind of due to string some nice starts together after a hit or miss start. Price is reasonable. Give me the M's at home.