Seattle Mariners at Texas Rangers
|Date & Time||Wednesday May 22, 2019, 2:05 PM (EDT)|
Globe Life Park
Texas Rangers -105 / Seattle Mariners -105 O/U: 11.5
The Seattle Mariners and the Texas Rangers will finish up their MLB series on Wednesday.
In the Monday opener of this set, the Rangers eked out a 10-9 win. On Tuesday, Texas made it two in a row with a 5-3 victory.
For Wednesday’s game, the Mariners will be sending out Marco Gonzales in the start. Across 61.2 innings and a 5-3 mark this year, Gonzales has a 3.65 ERA with 45 Ks and 18 BBs.
The Mariners managed six hits in the Tuesday loss, and three of them belonged to Omar Narvaez, who logged a homer with two RBI.
Over on the Rangers’ side, they’re going with Adrian Sampson in the starting role Wednesday. Over 41.1 innings and a 1-3 record so far, Sampson has a 4.79 ERA with 24 Ks and 12 BBs.
Leading the way for Texas in hitting during the Tuesday win was Nomar Mazara on three hits, two runs and an RBI.
The Mariners are 2-8 in Gonzales’ last 10 starts with four days’ rest and 0-4 in his last four starts. Seattle is 0-4 in Gonzales’ last four starts in game three of a series and 4-1 in his last five versus the AL West.
Meanwhile, the Rangers are 4-1 in their last five in game three of a series and 5-2 in their last seven Wednesday games. Texas is 2-7 in Sampson’s last nine starts and 2-7 in his last nine on grass.
Gonzales had a couple of okay starts going (three earned in 10.0 innings) but came out May 17 in his last outing versus the Twins with five earned on eight hits in 5.0 innings. He’s now 0-3 in his last four tries.
As for Sampson, he coughed up 10 earned in 8.1 innings over two road starts this month, but then came back with 5.1 innings of one-earned ball his last time out.
I don’t really like either pitcher here, and this one looks like a coin flip. I’m going Rangers, but it’s one I’m staying away from.