Seattle Mariners vs Houston Astros 7-28-22

Seattle Mariners vs Houston Astros 7/28/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Seattle Mariners vs Houston Astros 7/28/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The Seattle Mariners (54-45) will slug it out against the Houston Astros (64-35) in the series opener of the AL West Division’s four-game battle at Minute Maid Park in Houston on Thursday at 8:10 PM ET.

 

Seattle is in 2nd place at 54-45 in the American League West Division with a .545 team percentage and 10 games behind first place after earning 406 runs while allowing 374 for a +32 run difference this season.

 

The Mariners outmatched the Rangers and won a series by a sweep with a 4-2 victory in the final round on Wednesday.

 

CF Julio Rodriguez scored one run on one hit with three RBIs in leading the offense of Seattle.  Marco Gonzales lasted for 7.0 innings after giving away 4 hits, 2 earned runs, and one walk but struck out 5 Texas hitters in the win.

 

CF Julio Rodriguez mustered 18 long balls with 56 runs batted in and a .274 batting average in reinforcing the offense for the Mariners this year.

 

1B Ty France augmented Seattle’s batting offense with a team-high batting average of .309, an on-base percentage of .382, and slugging .480 for the season.

 

The Seattle Mariners will be appointing righty Logan Gilbert (10-4, 2.77 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, 112 Ks) to take on the pitcher’s mound and start the opening round of a series versus the Houston Astros on Thursday. The right-handed thrower has given away 104 hits, 30 free bases, and 12 long balls after 117.0 innings pitched for the season.

 

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Seattle Mariners vs Houston Astros Predictions 7/28/2022

 

The Houston Astros topped all teams at 64-35 in the AL West Division with a team percentage of .646 after acquiring a total of 439 runs while conceding 336 for a run difference of +103 throughout the year.

 

The Astros will try to get back to their winning ways in facing the Mariners on Thursday after losing three consecutive matches in a series sweep against the Oakland Athletics.

 

In losing the final round, DH Yordan Alvarez earned a one-run score on one hit with two BBs and one RBI in leading the offense for Houston in the win. Starter Cristian Javier finished 5.0 frames with 5 hits, 3 earned runs, and one walk allowed but fanned out 6 batters of the Athletics.

 

LF Yordan Alvarez powered the offense for the Astros after knocking 29 balls outside the perimeter with a team-high 67 RBIs and a batting average of .309 this year.

 

The left fielder also added a team-leading on-base percentage of .413 and slugging .674 for Houston over the course of the campaign.

 

Right-hander Jose Urquidy (9-4, 3.93 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, 77 Ks) will be heading to the hill to start for the Astros in the first installment of a series versus the Mariners on Thursday night. Urquidy gave up 102 hits, 17 homers, and 22 walks after pitching for 100.2 innings in his pro baseball career this season.       

 

Seattle Mariners vs. Houston Astros. The MLB Pick for this contest is Houston -145. The Astros are slugging .424 with a team ERA of 3.05 for the year and recorded a total of 437 runs while hitting 139 dingers against the Mariners’ team ERA of 3.58 and slugging .389 with 402 runs and 109 homers this season.

 

Houston will dominate this match-up at home and snap a three-game losing streak on Thursday. Prediction: The Houston Astros will win 5-2.   

 

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Seattle Mariners vs Houston Astros 7/28/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 8:10 PM ET

 

Location: Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas

 

Date: Thursday, July 28, 2022              

                                                                          

TV: FS1

 

MLB Odds/Point Spread: Houston Astros -145               

               

MLB Totals: 8

 

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