At Globe Life Field on Thursday, an MLB matchup between the Texas Rangers and Seattle Mariners will take place.
With a record of 47-42 overall, the Seattle Mariners are in the thick of the American League playoff chase. The Mariners defeated the Washington Nationals on Wednesday by just allowing one run, which was sufficient to secure the victory. The Mariners pitching has been excellent, only allowing 3.79 runs per game, which ranks 7th in the league, despite the offense’s lacklustre performance.
The Rangers, who are on the opposing side of this clash, have an overall record of 40-45 and managed to defeat the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday. The Rangers’ offence, which ranks ninth in baseball with a run average of 4.58 per game, is their greatest strength. The offensive leader has been Corey Seager, who has hit 21 home runs and collected 48 RBIs.
With a 5-9 record and a 3.24 ERA, Mariners pitcher Marco Gonzales is currently in the circle. He pitched 6.2 innings and allowed eight hits and three runs in his most recent start against the Toronto Blue Jays.
Martin Perez, who currently has a 7-2 record and a 2.72 ERA, is the Rangers’ pitcher. Perez gave up seven hits and six runs over six innings in his most recent start against the Minnesota Twins.
The Mariners have won their last four series opener games, going 4-0. In Gonzales’ previous five starts for the Mariners on six days of rest, they are 1-4. In the Rangers’ previous seven home games, the over is 6-1. On six days’ rest, Gonzales’ last four starts have gone 4-0 under.
Despite a rocky beginning to the season, Perez has been strong overall this year and presently has an ERA of 2.72. The Mariners are only scoring 4.07 runs per game on average, and they won’t even get close in this game.
Free Pick: Texas Rangers