Seattle Mariners vs Houston Astros Prediction, 7/30/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Seattle Mariners vs Houston Astros
Date: Saturday, July 30, 2022
Location: Minute Maid Park in Houston, TX
TV: AT&T SportsNet Southwest
Minute Maid Park is the site where the Houston Astros (65-35) will meet the Seattle Mariners (54-46) on Saturday. The starting pitchers will be Chris Flexen and Framber Valdez.
Seattle has a slugging percentage of .388 and have struck out 858 times, while being walked on 361 occasions. They have accumulated 390 RBI's in addition to 782 hits for the season, and their average at the plate is .235. The Mariners have compiled 154 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 110 balls out of the stadium. They have tallied 408 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .318. As a unit, the Seattle Mariners are scoring 4.1 runs per game, which has them at 23rd in the league.
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The Mariners have a team earned run average of 3.58 for the season (5th in MLB), and the staff has rung up 836 hitters. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.99 and their pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.20. Mariners pitchers have given up 122 home runs in addition to 378 runs in total (5th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 280 opposing players and their FIP is 4.08 as a team so far this season.
The Mariners relievers have compiled a save rate of 73.5% and has entered the game in 88 save situations. The relievers have inherited 106 base runners for the year with 27.4% of those runners crossed home plate. Mariners bullpen pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 78 times and also have had 108 appearances in high leverage situations. The Mariners have sent 329 relief pitchers to the hill on the campaign. The relief pitchers have a total of 53 holds for the year (16th in the league). They have accumulated 25 saves on the season and have blown 9 of their 34 chances to get a save.
The Mariners have turned 71.5% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 7,998 innings on the field, which has them sitting 4th in pro baseball. The Seattle Mariners have amassed 2,666 putouts so far this season, in addition to 813 assists and 34 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .990 which ranks 1st in professional baseball, and they have twisted 73 double plays.
Flexen (24-25 mark in his career) has a FIP of 4.63 while he has gone up against 1,539 batters during his time in the majors. He has surrendered 384 hits (9.8 hits per nine innings) and has 131 free passes. His ERA is 4.51 (177 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.458. Flexen has taken the hill for 353 frames and has earned 249 K's during his career.
The Astros hold a team SLG% of .423 and they are scoring 4.43 runs per contest (14th in baseball). They have put up 170 doubles, while taking a walk 345 times as well as earning 443 runs. Houston has 141 home runs on the season as well as 429 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 749 occasions (28th in the league) and have tallied 792 hits. The Houston Astros have compiled an OBP of .316 as well as a batting average of .239 on the campaign.
The Astros have a team WHIP of 1.106 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.54 as a staff on the season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 3.10 (892 strikeouts against 288 walks). They rank 1st in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 690. They have conceded 89 homers and they relinquish 3.44 runs per 9 innings (3rd in the league). The Houston pitching staff have surrendered 338 runs so far this season while having an ERA of 3.05 (300 earned runs yielded).
Houston relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 28.0% out of their 100 inherited base runners. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 99 times in high leverage situations in addition to 66 occasions with runners on. With 103 save situations, the Astros have earned 63 holds and 9 blown saves. They are ranked 1st in the league holding a save percentage of 77.5%, and they have sent 295 bullpen pitchers to the hill so far this season. Houston has called on relief pitchers to enter the game in 40 save chances and they have walked away with 31 saves.
The Houston Astros have gotten 72 double plays and have a fielding rate of .985 (13th in baseball). The Astros have 768 assists, 51 errors and have a tally of 2,654 putouts for the year. Out of their 7,962 innings on the field, the Astros have a efficiency on defense of 72.4% (1st in pro baseball).
Valdez (33-21 career mark) has a 3.46 ERA and has allowed 7.5 hits per nine innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.22 and he has gone up against 1,841 opposing hitters in his MLB career. He has conceded 167 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.265 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.8. During his pro baseball career, Valdez has surrendered 364 base hits while totaling 413 K's in 434 innings pitched.
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Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Houston
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