The Rangers (89-69, 39-38 away) travel to take on the Mariners (85-73, 42-35 home) in game one of this AL West matchup. Jordan Montgomery is getting the start for the Rangers while Logan Gilbert is starting for the Mariners. See who I like to pick up the win in today’s Texas Rangers vs. Seattle Mariners showdown at T-Mobile Park.
TEXAS RANGERS VS SEATTLE MARINERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Texas Rangers +103
This game will be played at T-Mobile Park at 9:40 ET on Thursday, September 28th.
WHY BET THE TEXAS RANGERS:
- In their last ten games, the Rangers have a record of 7-3.
- Coming into the game, the Mariners have gone just 4-6 in their last ten home games.
- The Rangers have gone 0-2 in Logan Gilbert’s last two starts.
TEXAS RANGERS HAVE BEEN GOOD AGAINST THE AL WEST
As the Rangers head into today’s game vs. the Mariners, they have the top spot in the AL West with an overall record of 89-69. Currently, their home/away splits sit at 50-31 and 39-38, respectively. Through 49 series, they have gone 28-19-2.
Jordan Montgomery has had a solid season thus far, boasting an ERA of 3.25 across 31 appearances. Heading into the game against the Mariners, his record stands at 10-11 and he is looking to extend his streak of not giving up a home-run to four games. Opponents have only managed a .386 SLG% and .243 batting average against him this season.
The Rangers were victorious in the last game Jordan Montgomery pitched, defeating the Mariners 2-0. Montgomery was impressive in his seven innings of work, allowing just five hits and no earned runs to add a win to his season tally.
The Rangers have been one of the top power lineups in the league of late, having hit 22 home runs over their last ten games. Compared to other clubs, this is 1st best in that span. For the season, they are ranked 3rd in home runs and 2nd in slugging percentage. Overall, Texas is averaging 5.5 runs per game (3rd).
The Rangers’ Marcus Semien leads the team in hits, boasting a .278 batting average. His slugging percentage stands at .482 and on-base percentage is .350 entering the game.
WILL THE SEATTLE MARINERS TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS AT HOME?
For the season, the Mariners have an overall record of 85-73, placing them 3rd in the AL West. Against other AL West opponents, they are 30-18 along with going 42-35 and 43-38 at home and on the road, respectively. So far, they have played a total of 49 series, going 26-21-2.
Today marks Logan Gilbert’s 32nd appearance of the season, boasting a 13-7 record with an ERA of 3.75 and OBP allowed of .267. The right-hander has struck out 184 batters, resulting in a WHIP of 1.09. His ERA on the road is 4.22, while it’s slightly higher at home at 4.59.
Logan Gilbert’s most recent start resulted in a 2-0 loss to the Texas Rangers. The right-hander allowed two earned runs and five hits in 5 2/3 innings of work.
During their last five games, Seattle is the 20th ranked offense in terms of batting average. In these games, they have hit a combined .225 and are averaging 3.6 runs per game. Across the entire season, the Mariners are hitting .243 with an OBP of .323 while averaging 4.7 runs per contest. This figure puts them 12th in the league.
J.P. Crawford has been a key contributor to the Mariners’ offensive success this season, boasting a .264 batting average and .434 slugging percentage. In the team’s last ten games, Crawford has been on fire at the plate, leading Seattle in hits with a .272 average.