Houston Astros (68-41) at Seattle Mariners (63-44)
|Date & Time||Wednesday August 1, 2018, 4:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Seattle Mariners +126 / Houston Astros -136 --- Over/Under: 8
The Houston Astros and Seattle Mariners meet Wednesday in MLB action at Safeco Field.
The Houston Astros look for another victory after losing six of their last eight games. The Astros have scored eight runs in their last three games and five or more runs in four of their last nine games. The Houston Astros have won four of their last seven games when scoring at least three runs. Jose Altuve leads the Astros with 134 hits and 46 RBI while Alex Bregman and George Springer have combined for 218 hits and 126 RBI. Dallas Keuchel gets the ball, and he is 8-9 with a 3.60 ERA and 103 strikeouts this season. Keuchel is 8-7 with a 3.07 ERA and 96 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
The Seattle Mariners look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Mariners have scored 12 runs in their last three games and three or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Seattle Mariners have won four of their last seven games when scoring at least three runs. Jean Segura leads the Mariners with 130 hits and 51 RBI while Dee Gordon and Mitch Haniger have combined for 215 hits and 91 RBI. Wade LeBlanc gets the ball, and he is 6-1 with a 3.51 ERA and 82 strikeouts this season. LeBlanc is 0-0 with a 5.32 ERA and 14 strikeouts in his career against the Astros.
The Astros are 46-19 in their last 65 Wednesday games, 4-0 in Keuchels last 4 road starts and 5-1 in Keuchels last 6 starts. The Mariners are 6-2 in their last 8 during game 3 of a series, 15-0 in LeBlancs last 15 home starts and 16-5 in LeBlancs last 21 starts. The Astros are 8-2 in the last 10 meetings in Seattle, 10-3 in the last 13 meetings and the over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
Keuchel is back to looking like Keuchel of old, as he's allowed just five runs in his last 25.2 innings and had an ERA of just 1.65 in 32.2 innings pitched in July. LeBlanc is having a really solid season for the Mariners, but he's allowed three or more runs in five of his last eight starts and is allowing a .415 batting average in 53 career at bats against current Astros. Not to mention you rarely get Keuchel at prices this cheap. I'm going to back the Astros again.