Great +155 win last night, everyone likes to win a extra $55.
Seattle Mariners vs Houston Astros
MARINERS +155 LOSS 2-7
Wednesday, May 4, 2022 at 2:10 pm (Minute Maid Park)
Justin Verlander (2-1) (1.73) takes to the mound and is coming off a no decision against the Texas Rangers as he pitched seven innings and gave up one run on four hits with no walks and eight strikeouts. Verlander's walk percentage in the 79th percentile , 80th percentile in xERA, 80th percentile in xwOBA, and 79th percentile in strikeout percentage. Verlander throws four different pitches (fastball, slider, curveball, changeup) and his fastball has been his predominant pitch as hitters have a .119 batting average and a .286 slugging percentage off it. He has 32 starts in his career against Seattle, and has a 17-9 record with a 3.12 ERA with 223 strikeouts in 210.2 innings.
Matt Brash (1-2) (6.88) is on the bump and is coming off a loss against the Miami Marlins where he threw just two innings and allowed six runs on seven hits with two walks and three strikeouts. Matt Brash is considered the sixth-ranked prospect in Seattle’s system and has been struggling throughout the course of the 2022 season according to his numbers provided by Baseball Savant as he is in the sixth percentile in walk percentage, seventh percentile in xERA, seventh percentile in xwOBA, and eighth percentile in average exit velocity. Brash has a four-pitch arsenal (fastball, slider, curveball, changeup) and his fastball has been hit the most as hitters are posting a .318 batting average and a .455 slugging percentage against it. This will be the fifth career start for him in the majors so this will be a very interesting matchup against an experienced lineup.
Standing at 12-11, the Mariners were in the midst of a four-game slide before finally rejoining the win column with a victory over Miami on Sunday by a score of 7-3. Before the losing streak, the Mariners were playing as efficient of baseball as anyone and will look to get back to that with lefty Marco Gonzales on the rubber for game one versus the Astros.
At a nearly identical record of 11-11, the Astros will be appearing in only their seventh home game of the season. After dropping two straight to the Blue Jays over the weekend, right-hander Jake Odorizzi will be tasked with getting Houston back on track.
The Mariners are 5-9 in their road games this season where they will be in this game. They have lost 5 of their last 6 games and are coming into this one off of a loss in their last game. They just lost their 3-game series against the Miami Marlins 2-1 and they are playing the series finale of a 3-game series with the Astros on Wednesday. This will be the 3rd game of the series on Wednesday. Chris Flexen is the starting pitcher for them on Tuesday while rookie pitcher Matt Brash is on the mound for them here on Wednesday. He is 1-2 with a 6.88 ERA this season. His team won 2 of their last 3 games this season with him as a starter. In his last start, he allowed 6 ER, 1 HR, and 2 BB with 3 Ks on 7 hits in 2 IP against the Miami Marlins. They scored 14 runs in their last series averaging just over 4 runs scored per game in that span and they allowed 14 runs against them averaging just over 4 runs allowed per game.
The Astros are coming into this game with a 12-11 record overall and they are 3-4 in their home games this season where they will be in this game. They have lost 2 of their last 3 games but are coming into this one off of a win in their last game which snapped a 2 game losing streak that they were on. They just lost their 3-game series against the Toronto Blue Jays 2-1 and they are playing the series finale of a 3-game series with the Mariners on Wednesday. This will be the 3rd game of the series on Wednesday.
Bottom line, it is VERY hard to sweep a series, this is game 3 of 3 in the last two games Astro's won 3-0 and 4-0. Yes, it looks bad, especialy when your tem is laying goose eggs. Let me tell ya something kids, don't play with FIRE ya get burnt! Be careful if the touts say a team (Astros) are on fire, ya bet Houston, y'all get burnt!