Texas Rangers at Seattle Mariners
|Date & Time||Wednesday July 24, 2019, 3:40 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Texas Rangers -135 / Seattle Mariners +115 -- Over/Under: 8.5
The Texas Rangers and Seattle Mariners meet Wednesday in MLB action at T-Mobile Park.
The Texas Rangers could use a win after losing eight of their last nine games. The Rangers have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Texas Rangers have split their last six games when scoring four or more runs. Elvis Andrus leads the Rangers with 106 hits and 49 RBI while Shin-Soo Choo and Nomar Mazara have combined for 187 hits and 92 RBI. Mike Minor gets the ball, and he is 8-5 with a 2.86 ERA and 131 strikeouts this season. Minor is 3-3 with a 4.04 ERA and 55 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
The Seattle Mariners need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Mariners have scored 12 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in eight of their last 10 games. The Seattle Mariners haven’t won a game when scoring three or less runs since April 2. Domingo Santana leads the Mariners with 107 hits and 65 RBI while Omar Narvaez and Mallex Smith have combined for 160 hits and 65 RBI. Mike Leake gets the ball, and he is 8-8 with a 4.27 ERA and 91 strikeouts this season. Leake is 1-3 with a 4.60 ERA and 34 strikeouts in his career against the Rangers.
The Rangers are 1-4 in their last 5 Wednesday games, 5-2 in Minors last 7 starts with 4 days of rest and 4-0 in Minors last 4 Wednesday starts. The Mariners are 10-28 in their last 38 vs. American League West, 0-7 in their last 7 during game 3 of a series and 5-1 in Leakes last 6 home starts. The Rangers are 7-2 in the last 9 meetings and the over is 7-3-1 in the last 11 meetings. The over is 4-1 in Mariners last 5 home games. The under is 8-2 in Minors last 10 starts overall.
Minor has allowed 16 hits and 11 runs in his last 16.1 innings, and you have to wonder if the trade rumors are getting to him, as he's been lights out for much of the season. Leake has allowed 14 hits and four earned runs in his last 17.1 innings, and he has a 2.92 ERA and .244 allowed batting average at home. I'm not confident getting behind either of these teams, but Minor has been highly impressive this year, so you have to assume he'll turn it around after some hiccups in his last three starts. I'll give the Texas Rangers the edge.