Seattle Mariners (65-49) at Texas Rangers (50-65)
|Date & Time||Wednesday August 8, 2018, 2:05 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Texas Rangers +121 / Seattle Mariners -131 --- Over/Under: 11
The Seattle Mariners and Texas Rangers meet Wednesday in MLB action at Globe Life Park in Arlington.
The Seattle Mariners could use a win here after losing six of their last eight games. The Mariners have allowed 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in nine of their last 12 games. The Seattle Mariners have lost six straight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Jean Segura leads the Mariners with 133 hits and 51 RBI while Dee Gordon and Mitch Haniger have combined for 226 hits and 92 RBI. Marco Gonzales gets the ball, and he is 12-6 with a 3.46 ERA and 118 strikeouts this season. Gonzales is 2-0 with a 2.31 ERA and 10 strikeouts in his career against the Rangers.
The Texas Rangers look to keep the ball rolling after winning eight of their last 11 games. The Rangers have scored 20 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 13 games. The Texas Rangers have won eight of their last 10 games when scored at least one run. Shin-Soo Choo leads the Rangers with 113 hits and 54 RBI while Nomar Mazara and Jurickson Profar have combined for 187 hits and 118 RBI. Yovani Gallardo gets the ball, and he is 6-1 with a 6.51 ERA and 30 strikeouts this season. Gallardo is 2-2 with a 2.42 ERA and 16 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
The Mariners are 2-6 in their last 8 road games, 7-0 in Gonzales' last 7 starts vs. American League West and 5-1 in Gonzales' last 6 starts. The Rangers are 19-39 in their last 58 vs. American League West, 5-0 in Gallardos last 5 home starts and 20-7 in Gallardos last 27 starts. The Mariners are 6-1 in the last 7 meetings in Texas and the under is 4-0 in Gallardos last 4 starts vs. Mariners.
I'm so tired of the Seattle Mariners burning me in the second half of the season, as this team is completely falling apart. The Mariners went from being the luck box team of the year and winning countless games they probably shouldn't to getting beat up every time they take the field. It's to the point that I'm ready to wash my hands with this club and just blindly fade them down the stretch. I figure I'll make a long term profit fading this team with plus money than to be on the losing end with juice. So, give me the Rangers in this spot.