The Texas Rangers and Seattle Mariners meet Tuesday in MLB action at T-Mobile Park. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Texas Rangers have scored 28 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 6 of their last 7 games. The Rangers have won 7 of their last 11 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Marcus Semien leads the Rangers with 40 hits and 28 RBI, while Nathaniel Lowe and Josh Jung have combined for 67 hits and 48 RBI. Andrew Heaney gets the ball, and he is 2-2 with a 5.52 ERA and 31 strikeouts this season. Heaney is 4-6 with a 4.41 ERA and 92 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
The Seattle Mariners have scored 11 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 5 of their last 8 games. The Mariners have won 5 of their last 7 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Ty France leads the Mariners with 34 hits and 16 RBI, while Jarred Kelenic and Teoscar Hernandez have combined for 65 hits and 32 RBI. George Kirby gets the ball, and he is 3-2 with a 3.11 ERA and 26 strikeouts this season. Kirby is 2-0 with a 1.99 ERA and 16 strikeouts in his career against the Rangers.
The Rangers are 6-2 in their last 8 games on grass and 6-2 in their last 8 overall. The Mariners are 16-6 in their last 22 Tuesday 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 are always worth a look in the plus money role because of their offense, but I just can't get behind Andrew Heaney and his 5.52 ERA and 1.30 WHIP. George Kirby has been far and away the better pitcher this season, and the Mariners have played their best ball over the last week. Give me the M's and the reasonable price at home.