Seattle Mariners (58-85) @ Houston Astros (93-50)
September 8, 2019, 2:10 PM ET (Minute Maid Park)
Line: Seattle Mariners +378 Houston Astros -425
Run Line: Houston Astros -1.5 Total: 9
The Astros will look for a four-game sweep of Seattle while the Mariners will look to avoid getting swept for the second straight series. Houston is now 15-1 against Seattle this year and is 9-0 at home against them. Seattle has struggled during the day as they are 20-33 while Houston is 27-14 in day games. The Astros have the best batting average in baseball during the day but the Mariners rank 22nd as they hit just .243 this year. Houston is 90-42 when they are a betting favorite this year. The Astros bullpen is one of the best in the majors with a 3.71 ERA
Seattle looks to end losing streak
Seattle is 0-5 SU in their last 5 games and is 2-8 in their last ten games. The Mariners will give Felix Hernandez the start to try to stop the losing streak. Hernandez hasn’t been very good this season going 1-5 with a 6.26 ERA. Hernandez is coming off of the all-star break and is 0-3 with a 4.61 ERA in the second half of the year. The Mariners offense is scoring five runs per game when Hernandez starts and have just a 4=7 record. Seattle has struggled against right-handed pitching this season as they are hitting just .238 which is 27th in the majors and are 42-53.
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