Texas Rangers at Seattle Mariners
|Date & Time||Wednesday May 29, 2019, 3:40 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Texas Rangers +119 / Seattle Mariners -129 -- Over/Under: 10
The Texas Rangers and Seattle Mariners meet Wednesday in MLB action at T-Mobile Park.
The Texas Rangers look to stay hot after winning eight of their last 12 games. The Rangers have scored 19 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 12 games. The Texas Rangers have won 11 of their last 16 games when scoring four or more runs. Shin-Soo Choo leads the Rangers with 55 hits and 22 RBI while Elvis Andrus and Nomar Mazara have combined for 101 hits and 53 RBI. Drew Smyly gets the ball, and he is 1-3 with a 6.15 ERA and 35 strikeouts this season. Smyly is 1-2 with a 4.74 ERA and 31 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
The Seattle Mariners could use a win after losing 10 of their last 12 games. The Mariners have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The Seattle Mariners have lost five of their last seven games when scoring four or more runs. Domingo Santana leads the Mariners with 60 hits and 42 RBI while Mitch Haniger and Dee Gordon have combined for 94 hits and 47 RBI. Wade LeBlanc gets the ball, and he is 2-2 with a 7.33 ERA and 18 strikeouts this season. LeBlanc is 2-1 with a 4.13 ERA and 20 strikeouts in his career against the Rangers.
The Rangers are 5-2 in their last 7 during game 3 of a series, 15-38 in their last 53 road games and 1-4 in Smyly's last 5 starts vs. American League West. The Mariners are 0-4 in their last 4 during game 3 of a series, 1-4 in their last 5 Wednesday games and 2-6 in LeBlanc's last 8 home starts. The Rangers are 2-6 in the last 8 meetings in Seattle and 5-1 in the last 6 meetings. The over is 5-1 in LeBlanc's last 6 starts overall. The under is 5-2 in Smyly's last 7 starts overall.
Smyly has allowed three or more earned runs in five of his last seven games and has a serious problem keeping the ball in the park. LeBlanc has given up 33 hits and 19 earned runs in 23.1 innings this season, and he's allowing a .317 batting average. LeBlanc has given up six homers and walked three in his last 7.1 innings. Two struggling pitchers, quick turnaround and two offenses that have shown the ability to put up crooked innings, this has the feel of an over game.