10* MLB AFTERNOON BEATDOWN SPECIAL >>> 28-16 +8K ALL-SPORTS APRIL
Houston vs. Seattle,
04/14/2019 16:10 EDT,
Score: 3 - 2
Money Line: -170 Houston
The set-up: The Astros come in off a 3-1 win over Seattle, as the Mariners hot start has start to quickly fade. Houston on the other hand has won eight straight and I believe it’ll find a way to get the job done in the series finale as well.
The pitchers: Houston sends Gerrit Cole (0-2, 3.32 ERA) to the hill and he most recently allowed three runs off four hits with three walks while striking out six over seven innings vs. New York on Tuesday. Over 19 innings of work Cole now has 25 K’s.
The home side counters with Marco Gonzalez (4-0, 3.16) who gave up three runs off six hits over six innings in a win over the toothless Royals on Tuesday. Gonzalez has been sharp so far, but all good things must come to an end. Difficult match-up here and I look for Gonzalez to take a step back.
The pick: Houston slugger Jose Altuve has homered in five straight games. Look for the hot-hitting Astros to continue to build momentum with another solid victory today.