Mariners vs Astros: Can Seattle kick Houston while they're down?

With the Mariners coming off of their 5th straight series win and the Astros sitting 10 games under .500, can Seattle kick Houston while they're down?
Seattle Mariners v Houston Astros
Seattle Mariners v Houston Astros / Logan Riely/GettyImages
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Mariners vs Astros: Hitters to Watch

This is the thing with Houston, the offense is still pretty darn good. A .264/.329/.420 slash line is good for 3rd/5th/5th in baseball. I mentioned in the opener all the big names, but who is it that we should keep an eye on this series? Normally, I take a look at some of the lesser-known guys, but as the Mariners head to Houston, I think it is the stars that they need to be wary of.

Kyle Tucker is having himself quite a season so far. .291/.403/.556 is an incredible slash line, especially when you pair it with five steals. He has 15 XBH already and is leading their team with 21 RBI. If the Mariners can even keep Tucker to just singles this weekend, it's going to be a win for the M's.

Is Jose Altuve ever going to stop being good? He is hitting a remarkable .352/.415/.582 with seven homer and six steals this season. He currently has the most hits in baseball, and is continuing on his HOF pace. He's done damage against the Mariners his entire career, slashing .314/.372/.469 with 44 2B, 18 HR, and 30 SB in a season's worth of games against them.

I'm always wary of struggling stars, so watch for Alex Bregman this weekend. He's only hitting .200/.270/.273, but is hitting .274/.346/.422 in his career against the Mariners. The Houston lineup is dangerous everywhere, and you still have Yordan Alvarez to watch out for, as well as Jeremy Pena and his .333/.375/.462 line that he is sporting this year.