Seattle Mariners VS Houston Astros

MLB Baseball 09:10 PM ET

Thursday

04/17/2021

ATSW

Spread: Seattle Mariners +125

Over/Under: 8.5

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The Houston Astros (6-7) will collide with the Seattle Mariners (9-5) in Game 2 of a weekend three-game series at the T-Mobile Park in Seattle on Saturday, April 17, 2021, at 9:10 PM ET. Houston acquired their 6th straight defeat after a 5-6 loss to the Seattle Mariners in Game 1 on Friday. The Astros had a three-run lead going into the bottom of the 7th inning but the bullpen has given away 4 runs in the last three frames in the loss. Houston had 7 hits from the dish and was 3-8 with runners in scoring position. Second Baseman Alex De Goti scored 2 runs on 2 hits with 1 RBI while Designated Taylor Jones added 2 runs on 1 hit and 3rd Baseman Aledmys Diaz had one hit with 2 RBIs. The Houston Astros started the season with a team batting average of 0.264 and 0.783 OPS. 1st Baseman Yuli Gurriel led the Astros with a 0.429 batting average and 1.142 OPS.

Houston’s right-handed Zach Grienke will take on the bump to start Game 2 against the Mariners on Saturday. Grienke started this season with a 1-1 record, a 4.08 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, and 10 strikeouts. In his last 3 games played, the righty thrower had 3.3 S/O, 1.40 WHIP, and a 2.40 ERA in 5.7 innings pitched. Grienke gave up a 0.274 batting average with 12 strikeouts in 52 at-bats in his career versus these Mariners. The Astros are 3-7 in their last 10 contests, 4-6 on the run line, and the OVER is 6-4.

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Houston Astros vs Seattle Mariners Predictions 4/17/2021

On Seattle’s side, the Mariners won Game 1 at 6-5 through a walk-off-double by 2nd Baseman Ty France in the bottom of the 9th inning on Friday. The bullpen had a big contribution to the win by pitching two scoreless innings. Seattle had 10 hits from the dish and was 4-11 with runners in scoring position. Shortstop J.P. Crawford had 2 runs on one hit while Designated Mitch Haniger added one run on three hits with a walk and 1 RBI. The Seattle Mariners started the season with a team batting average of 0.237 and 0.715 OPS. DH Mitch Haniger led the Mariners with a batting average of 0.321 and four home runs.

The Seattle Mariners will be appointing the right-handed pitcher Chris Flexen to take on the mound to start Game 2 versus the Astros on Saturday. Flexen is 0-0 with a 4.50 ERA, 1.60 WHIP, and 11 strikeouts in his season’s start. In the last 3 outings, the right-hander thrower recorded 5.5 S/O, 1.90 WHIP, and a 2.90 ERA in 4.7 innings pitched. In his pro baseball career against Houston’s line-up, righty Flexen dueled only with Carlos Correa who went 1-2 with a walk. The Mariners are 7-3 in its last 10 outings, 7-3 on the run line. The OVER is 7-3.

Houston Astros vs. Seattle Mariners. The MLB Pick for this game is Seattle +125. The Astros are still missing their key players in this match and the team even struggled before they went out. Grienke was good on the bump and has been solid recently but the Mariners’ batters have hit him off with good numbers in their previous match. Seattle will hit hard the struggling Houston team and win Game 2 at home. The prediction, Seattle Mariners will win at 8-3.

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MLB Starting Time: 9:10 PM ET

Location: T-Mobile Park in Seattle, Washington

Date: Saturday, April 17, 2021

TV: ATSW

MLB Odds: Seattle Mariners +125

MLB Totals: 8.5

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