Houston Astros at Seattle Mariners
|Date & Time||Sunday April 14, 2019, 4:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Houston Astros -175 / Seattle Mariners +155 -- Over/Under: 8.5
The Houston Astros and Seattle Mariners meet Sunday in MLB action at T-Mobile Park.
The Houston Astros look for another victory to build on their eight-game winning streak. The Astros have scored 21 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Houston Astros are 9-1 this season when scoring three or more runs. Jose Altuve leads the Astros with 20 hits and 13 RBI while George Springer and Michael Brantley have combined for 33 hits and 21 RBI. Gerrit Cole gets the ball, and he is 0-2 with a 3.32 ERA and 25 strikeouts this season. Cole is 2-2 with a 2.31 ERA and 31 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
The Seattle Mariners look to get back on track and avoid a sweep in this contest. The Mariners have allowed 19 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Seattle Mariners are 12-4 this season when allowing three or more runs. Offensively, Domingo Santana leads the Mariners with 24 hits and 22 RBI while Mitch Haniger and Dee Gordon have combined for 40 hits and 25 RBI. Marco Gonzales gets the ball, and he is 4-0 with a 3.16 ERA and 16 strikeouts this season. Gonzales is 0-2 with a 11.42 ERA and 12 strikeouts in his career against the Astros.
The Astros are 13-5 in their last 18 during game 3 of a series, 43-19 in their last 62 road games and 8-3 in Cole's last 11 starts. The Mariners are 4-0 in their last 4 during game 3 of a series, 8-2 in their last 10 home games and 4-0 in Gonzales' last 4 starts. The Astros are 35-17 in the last 52 meetings in Seattle and the over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Seattle. The over is 9-4-1 in Gonzales' last 14 starts overall. The under is 6-2 in Astros last 8 road games.
Cole is due for a bounce back performance after three straight shaky starts, and he's proven to be just as effective on the road as he is at home. Gonzales has been money through four games, but he's allowing a lot of fly balls, something I don't want to see against this Astros lineup. Speaking of this lineup, Gonzales is allowing a .400 batting average through 40 at bats. The Houston Astros have simply flexed their muscle in this series and should like their chances to get the sweep with one of their aces on the hill.