Texas Rangers at Seattle Mariners
|Date & Time||Thursday April 25, 2019, 10:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Texas Rangers +155 / Seattle Mariners -165 -- Over/Under: 8.5
The Texas Rangers and Seattle Mariners meet Thursday in MLB action at T-Mobile Park.
The Texas Rangers could use a win after losing four of their last six games. The Rangers have allowed 23 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven straight games. The Texas Rangers have split their last 10 games when allowing four or more runs. Offensively, Elvis Andrus leads the Rangers with 30 hits and 15 RBI while Shin-Soo Choo and Joey Gallo have combined for 45 hits and 30 RBI. Adrian Sampson gets the ball, and he is 0-1 with a 5.50 ERA and 12 strikeouts this season. This will be Sampson’s second career game against the Mariners.
The Seattle Mariners could use a win after losing nine of their last 12 games. The Mariners have allowed 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Seattle Mariners have split their last 10 games when allowing four or more runs. Offensively, Domingo Santana leads the Mariners with 33 hits and 27 RBI while Mitch Haniger and Tim Beckham have combined for 55 hits and 34 RBI. Marco Gonzales gets the ball, and he is 4-0 with a 3.32 ERA and 25 strikeouts this season. Gonzales is 3-1 with a 3.25 ERA and 22 strikeouts in his career against the Rangers.
The Rangers are 6-20 in their last 26 road games, 1-4 in their last 5 road games vs. a left-handed starter and 1-4 in their last 5 during game 1 of a series. The Mariners are 4-0 in their last 4 Thursday games, 10-4 in their last 14 vs. American League West and 5-1 in Gonzales' last 6 starts. The Rangers are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Seattle and the under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. The under is 4-1 in Gonzales' last 5 home starts. The under is 10-4 in Rangers last 14 road games.
The Texas Rangers continue to have issues winning on the road, a problem that's carried over from last year, and their pitching staff is getting tagged almost nightly. It doesn't help that the Seattle Mariners have been an offensive powerhouse for much of the season and are due for a breakout victory as well. Gonzales has also been solid at home this season in 19 innings, allowing a 2.84 ERA and a .243 batting average, much better than what he's done on the road. Gonzales has also won nine of his last 13 home starts when favored. I like the Seattle Mariners to get a much needed win over the road struggling Rangers.