Saturday, December 03, 2022

The Astros hosted the Mariners in the first 3-game series

Seattle Mariners (12-10, second in AL West) vs Houston Astros (11-11, third in AL West)

Houston; Monday, 8:10 p.m. EDT

Pitching Probables: Mariners: Marco Gonzales (1-2, 3.86 ERA, 1.50 whips, 14 strikeouts); Astros: Jake Odorizzi (1-2, 6.00 ERA, 1.67 whips, nine strikeouts)

fanduel sportsbook Line: Astros-128, Mariners +108; over/under is 8 1/2 runs

Bottom line: The Houston Astros opened a three-game series at home against the Seattle Mariners on Monday.

Houston has a 2-4 record at home and an 11-11 record overall. The Astros pitchers have a collective 3.58 ERA, ranking seventh in the AL.

Seattle has a 12–10 record overall and a 7–2 record at home. The Mariners have the ninth best team ERA in MLB play at 3.26.

Monday’s game is the fourth time these teams are hitting boundaries this season.

Top Performer: Yordan Alvarez has two doubles and six home runs for the Astros. Kyle Tucker is 16-for-38 in the last 10 games with three doubles and two home runs.

Ty France has three doubles, five home runs and 21 RBIs for the Mariners. JP Crawford is 17-for-40 in the last 10 games with three doubles, four home runs and eight RBIs.

Last 10 games: Astros: 5-5, .231 batting average, 3.68 ERA, beat opponents by three runs

Mariners: 5-5, .255 batting average, 3.74 ERA, dismissed opponents by 10 runs

Injuries: Astros: Jose Altuve: 10-Day IL (Hamstring), Taylor Jones: 60-Day IL (Back), Lance Macular Jr.: 60-Day IL (Forearm), Ryan Pressley: 10-Day IL (Knee), Jacob Meyers: 10-Day IL (Shoulder)

Mariners: Mitch Heniger: 10-Day IL (ankle), Evan White: 60-Day IL (Sports Hernia), Marco Gonzales: Day-Day (Wrist), Paul Seewald: 10-Day IL (Unknown), Casey Sadler: 60 -Day IL (shoulder), Sergio Romo: 10-Day IL (Shoulder), Kelly Lewis: 10-Day IL (Knee), Ken Giles: 10-Day IL (Finger)

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