Seattle Mariners at Texas Rangers - 8/12/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Texas Rangers (49-62) vs Seattle Mariners (61-52)

Game Info: Friday, August 12, 2022 at 8:05 pm (Globe Life Field)

Josh Sborz (0-0) (5.87) vs George Kirby (3-3) (3.40)

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The Seattle Mariners will play the Texas Rangers in Game 1 of their series at Globe Life Field on Friday night.

The Seattle Mariners are 61-52 this season and have won three of their last four games. Seattle is coming off of a series win against the Yankees, where they won two out of the three games played in the series. The Seattle pitching staff has a 3.67 ERA, a 1.21 WHIP, and a .236 opponent batting average this season. The Mariners offense has scored 454 runs with a .231 batting average and a .314 on base percentage. Eugenio Suarez is batting .226 with 18 home runs and 58 RBI’s for the Mariners this season. The projected starter for Seattle is George Kirby, who is 3-3 with a 3.40 ERA and a 1.17 WHIP over 79.1 innings pitched this season.

The Texas Rangers are 49-62 this season and have lost four of their last six games. Texas is coming off of a series loss against Houston, where they lost two out of the three games played. The Texas pitching staff has a 4.11 ERA, a 1.31 WHIP, and a .242 opponent batting average. The Rangers offense has scored 497 runs with a .239 batting average and a .302 on base percentage this year. Corey Seager is batting .254 with 25 home runs and 58 RBI’s for the Rangers this season. The projected starter for Texas is Josh Sborz, who is 0-0 with a 5.87 ERA and a 1.57 WHIP over 15.1 innings pitched this season.

These two teams come into this series in second and third in the AL West, but the Mariners have an 11 game lead on the Rangers in the division. Seattle is currently hanging onto a wild card spot, so every game in important for them. Texas’ starting pitcher is up in the air, but it looks like it is going to be Josh Sborz, who typically pitches out of the bullpen. For Seattle, George Kirby has allowed three runs in his last 15 innings pitched. I like Seattle to win this game and am taking them to win by at least two runs.

David’s Pick Mariners -1.5

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