Houston Astros at Seattle Mariners
|Date & Time||Saturday April 13, 2019, 9:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Houston Astros -182 / Seattle Mariners +160 -- Over/Under: 8.5
The Houston Astros and Seattle Mariners meet Saturday in MLB action at T-Mobile Park.
The Houston Astros look for another victory to build on their seven-game winning streak. The Astros have scored 24 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last nine games. The Houston Astros are 9-2 this season when scoring more than one run. Jose Altuve leads the Astros with 16 hits and eight RBI while Michael Brantley and Alex Bregman have combined for 29 hits and 11 RBI. Justin Verlander gets the ball, and he is 1-0 with a 4.24 ERA and 19 strikeouts this season. Verlander is 12-9 with a 3.30 ERA and 168 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
The Seattle Mariners look for a victory after winning nine of their last 11 games. The Mariners have soared 19 runs in their last three games and six or more runs in each of their last eight games. The Seattle Mariners have won 10 of their last 12 games when scoring two or more runs. Domingo Santana leads the Mariners with 22 hits and 19 RBI while Dee Gordon and Mitch Haniger have combined for 36 hits and 24 RBI. Felix Hernandez gets the ball, and he is 1-0 with a 4.26 ERA and five strikeouts this season. Hernandez is 4-6 with a 4.42 ERA and 74 strikeouts in his career against the Astros.
The Astros are 46-18 in their last 64 during game 2 of a series, 17-5 in their last 22 Saturday games and 9-2 in Verlander's last 11 starts. The Mariners are 7-1 in their last 8 during game 2 of a series, 21-8 in their last 29 Saturday games and 3-9 in Hernandez's last 12 starts. The Astros are 19-7 in the last 26 meetings in Seattle and 3-7 in the last 10 meetings. The over is 7-3 in Hernandez's last 10 starts overall. The under is 32-15-4 in Astros last 51 road games.
Verlander has been shaky in two of his first three starts this season, but he's still one of the best pitchers in the league and not somebody I like to bet against, especially considering his success with the Astros. Hernandez remains a shell of himself at 33 years old, and while feeling better, he was battling the stomach flu earlier this week. The heart of the Astros lineup also has impressive numbers against King Felix for their careers. This is a game that should heavily favor the Astros.