It’s a matchup you won’t want to miss as the Houston Astros take on the Seattle Mariners in the first game of a three-game series at T-Mobile Park tonight at 9:10 PM CT. Houston is looking to bounce back after losing two straight series at home, while Seattle is coming off a three-game sweep of the Oakland Athletics. In this blog post, we’ll cover everything you need to know about this exciting series, including team leaders, player injuries, and much more. So if you love baseball and want to stay up to date on the latest games and series, keep reading!
In the last week, the Astros have suffered back-to-back series losses, bringing their record to 16-15. Meanwhile, the Mariners are at 15-16 after just finishing a nine-game road trip. Though the Astros have a strong head-to-head record of 118-72, the Mariners hope to spoil their sweep and gain some ground in their division.
In tonight’s game, we’ll see Cristian Javier (2-1, 3.48) take on Luis Castillo (2-0, 1.82) in what promises to be a pitching duel. Despite losing some key players to injuries, including Lance McCullers Jr. and Luis Garcia, the Astros have a strong lineup that includes Yordan Alvarez, who leads the team in OBP with .382, and Kyle Tucker, with a .259 AVG.
On the other side, the Mariners boast impressive players like Jarred Kelenic (AVG of .304, SLG of .598, and OPS of .961), alongside newcomer Taylor Trammell, who crushed a two-run homer in the series finale against the Athletics.
As for injuries, the Astros hope to see Chas McCormick and Michael Brantley return soon from the injury list, while we expect to see Jose Altuve around the first week of June. Unfortunately, Luis Garcia and Jose Urquidy also just joined the injury list and will miss at least two starts.
This highly anticipated matchup is sure to be a nail-biter, and fans will be closely watching to see which team comes out on top. Can the Astros bounce back and take the series, or will the Mariners spoil their plans? Cast your vote on the poll above and let us know your predictions.
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