Seattle Mariners (65-48) at Texas Rangers (49-65)
|Date & Time||Tuesday August 7, 2018, 8:05 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Texas Rangers +104 / Seattle Mariners -114 --- Over/Under: 11.5
The Seattle Mariners and Texas Rangers meet Tuesday in MLB action at Globe Life Park in Arlington.
The Seattle Mariners could use another victory after losing five of their last seven games. The Mariners have scored 11 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in eight of their last 12 games. The Seattle Mariners have won four of their last five games when scoring more than three runs. Jean Segura leads the Mariners with 133 hits and 51 RBI while Dee Gordon and Mitch Haniger have combined for 225 hits and 91 RBI. Felix Hernandez gets the ball, and he is 8-9 with a 5.49 ERA and 97 strikeouts this season. Hernandez is 19-24 with a 4.07 ERA and 309 strikeouts in his career against the Rangers.
The Texas Rangers look for a victory here after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Rangers have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last seven games. The Texas Rangers have lost nine of their last 11 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Shin-Soo Choo leads the Rangers with 113 hits and 53 RBI while Nomar Mazara and Jurickson Profar have combined for 186 hits and 115 RBI. Bartolo Colon gets the ball, and he is 5-10 with a 5.18 ERA and 71 strikeouts this season. Colon is 21-12 with a 3.77 ERA and 167 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
The Mariners are 1-5 in their last 6 during game 2 of a series, 1-4 in Hernandezs last 5 road starts and 0-4 in Hernandezs last 4 starts. The Rangers are 2-7 in their last 9 during game 2 of a series, 0-5 in their last 5 Tuesday games and 0-5 in Colons last 5 starts. The Mariners are 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Texas, 10-4 in Hernandezs last 14 starts vs. Rangers and 5-2 in Hernandezs last 7 road starts vs. Rangers.
Good luck being on the right side of this game, as both Hernandez and Colon are shells of themselves and give up runs left and right. However, Colon has been one of the worst pitchers in the league over his last several starts, as he's allowed four or more runs in his last four starts and has watched his allowed batting average climb to .277 on the season. It's batting practice whenever Colon is on the mound. Hernandez was decent in his last start, and the Mariners are still in the thick of the wild card race. I'll take Seattle and the cheap price.