The Seattle Mariners will be trying to snap their four-game losing streak to NL Central teams when they take on the Cincinnati Reds in the second game of their three-game interleague series on Wednesday night. The game will be played at T-Mobile Park and is scheduled to begin at 10:10 PM. ET.
(This preview was written before Tuesday’s game was played).
Reds Trying To End Road Slump
The Reds have struggled on the road in recent weeks and have only one win in their last five road games. They will have a good opportunity to end their road woes against a Mariners team that hasn’t played well at home. The Reds will also have an opportunity to pick up a rare road win in Seattle on Wednesday night.
— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) September 9, 2019
Cincinnati hasn’t played well offensively this season. The team’s .247 batting average is 22nd in the league. Their .316 on-base percentage is also 22nd, while their .427 slugging percentage is 21st in the league. The 642 runs they have scored are 22nd in the league.
Jose Iglesias leads the Reds with a .292 batting average, while Eugenio Suarez leads the team with 44 home runs and 95 RBI.
Cincinnati’s pitching is much better than the team’s offense. Opponents have a .240 batting average against the Reds, which is sixth in the league. Their 4.22 ERA is 10th, while their 57 quality starts are 12th in the league.
In his last start, Gray gave up four hits and one earned run in six innings, leading to a 4-3 win over the Philadelphia Phillies. He is 1-1 with a 5.14 ERA in his last two starts against the Mariners.
Mariners Looking For Third Home Win In Last Six Games
The Mariners haven’t been able to get much going this season and are struggling at home at the moment. Despite their struggles, they have played well against the Reds and have won 10 of their last 11 games against them. They will be trying to pick up their 11th win in their last 12 games against the Reds when they play on Wednesday.
— Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) September 8, 2019
Seattle hasn’t played well offensively. The team’s .239 batting average is 28th in the league. Their .317 on-base percentage is 21st, while their .432 slugging percentage is 15th in the league. The 689 runs they have scored are 16th in the league.
Domingo Santana leads the team with a .256 batting average, while Daniel Vogelbach leads the team with 30 home runs and 74 RBI.
Seattle’s pitching has been as bad as the team’s offense. Opponents have a .268 batting average against the Mariners, which is 26th in the league. Their 5.15 ERA is 27th, while their 44 quality starts are 24th in the league.
In his last start, Gonzales gave up seven hits and five runs in 5.1 innings, leading to an 11-9 loss to the Houston Astros. The team will need a much better performance from him to pull off the win on Wednesday.
- 4-1 in their last 5 Wednesday games.
- 6-2 in their last 8 vs. American League West.
- 16-5 in Gray’s last 21 starts.
- 1-4 in their last 5 home games.
- 0-4 in their last 4 vs. National League Central.
- 2-5 in Gonzales’ last 7 starts.