The Seattle Mariners look to win the first series of this homestand by sending Hisashi Iwakuma to the hill against the Astros. The M’s look to bounce back from a 1979-like display on Saturday for Turn Back The Clock Night.
Seattle Mariners 24-24. Last 10: (4-6).
Houston Astros 18-32. Last 10: (5-5).
Game Time: 1:10 PM Pacific. Location: Seattle, Washington. Safeco Field.
Seattle Mariners RHP Hisashi Iwakuma (3-0, 1.76 ERA) v. Houston Astros LHP Dallas Keuchel (5-2, 2.92 ERA)
EDGE: Kuma. The way he’s been pitching, it’s hard to pick against him. But Keuchel has had a great season so far and is 1-1 against Seattle this season, allowing 2 ER in 6 IP in his first outing but gave up 4 ER in 6 IP the last time he faced them.
Of Note: After back-to-back starts at short, Miller will more than likely get the nod again. But it wouldn’t surprise me if he was still in the lineup with the lefty on the hill.
Chris Carter DH
Of Note: Springer hit two homers off Brandon Maurer as the Astros lit him up for six runs and added three more off Tom Wilhelmsen. This surprising offensive explosion for the ‘Stros seems to only happen against the Mariners.
Again, it’s hard to go against Iwakuma here. He can’t win every game – if Felix can’t then no one can right? But I don’t think they lose tonight.
Mariners 4, Astros 1
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