Astros at Mariners 9/25/19 - MLB Picks & Predictions
On Wednesday, the Houston Astros conclude a short two-game series on the road against the Seattle Mariners. The Astros clinched the American League West on Sunday with a 13-5 victory over the Los Angeles Angels and were off on Monday. George Springer hit three home runs in the division clinching win for the Astros, while Justin Verlander won this 20th game of the season.
Seattle lost on Sunday to the Baltimore Orioles 2-1. Marco Gonzales allowed three hits and two runs over seven innings of work to absorb the loss and fall to 16-12. Seattle scored its only run during the first inning on a Shed Long triple and a RBI single by J.P. Crawford.
Michael Brantley leads the Astros with a .315 batting average and in hits with 176. Alex Bregman leads in home runs with 39 and in RBIs with 108. Houston has a .276 batting average while opponents are averaging .223. On Wednesday, the Astros will send Zack Greinke to the mound. The right-hander is 17-5 with an ERA of 3.05, 178 Ks and 29 BBs.
Omar Narvaez is leading Seattle with a .284 and in hits with 118. Daniel Vogelbach is the home run leader with 30 and RBIs leader with 76. Seattle is averaging .241 at the plate while opposing hitters are averaging .268. On Wednesday, the Mariners will send Yusei Kikuchi to the mound. The southpaw is 6-10 with an ERA of 5.55, 112 Ks and 50 BBs.
Houston has clinched the American League West and could have a slight let down following the celebration of that on Sunday and likely into the early hours of Monday. Seattle is grinding through to the end of a long season, but the Mariners have won 6 of the last 8 overall and each of the last 6 when facing a right-handed starter. Final Score Prediction, Seattle Mariners win 5-4