The Seattle Mariners are all set to seek revenge starting tonight. They now stand with a 54-45 season record, allowing the team to remain second in the AL West Division. However, with aims to reach the top spot in division standings, the Mariners are not ready to let go. That is why Seattle will now look for revenge tonight when they visit the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park in Texas.
As for the Astros, priorities have remained consistent. As of today, they continue to lead the AL West division with a 64-35 record. The Astros are now closer than ever to reaching the league’s top team, the New York Yankees. That is why every single win adds up, and with a recent series of missteps, the Astros are ready to bring up their level again.
The Mariners are now looking for their fourth straight win. The team completed a successful series against the Texas Rangers with three consecutive wins that allowed them to recover from their previous series.
However, that previous series was against the Astros. The Mariners could not surpass Houston in three games that finished in favor of the Texas team. Now, revenge is all the Mariners can think of as they attempt to push themselves to the top of the standings.
For the Mariners, Julio Rodriguez remains one of the most important offensive players on the field. Rodriguez leads Seattle with 18 home runs and 56 runs batted in.
If outcomes had the expected results, the Astros would stand as the top league’s top team today. For Houston, three straight losses against the Oakland Athletics would have been an unthinkable scenario just a few days ago.
If the Astros had succeeded in their series against the A’s, they would probably be the top team in the league. However, with the Yankees’ sudden fall against the Mets, the Astros cannot let up at this stage of the race.
For the Astros, Yordan Alvarez has remained the most important player on the offensive front. Alvarez is now standing with a .309 batting average, 29 home runs, and 67 runs batted in.
The Astros now have the perfect chance of returning to a solid winning streak. Seattle’s total has gone under in six of their last eight games. Houston’s total has also gone under in eight of their previous 12 games.
The Mariners still have a chance tonight, despite the odds standing against them. Seattle is holding on to a 27-22 road record. The Mariners are currently third overall in the league with 47 quality starts and fifth with a 3.57 earned run average.
Houston is now 30-14 at home and tops the league with 54 quality starts and a .212 BAA. The Astros are now becoming the ideal team to take over that top spot, with the Yankees currently slumping.
Godds Pick/Prediction: The Astros win and the under hits.