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Game No. 94 Preview: Houston Astros vs. Seattle Mariners

Can the Astros build on the AL West lead?

Seattle Mariners v Houston Astros Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images

Houston Astros (62-31) vs. Seattle Mariners (47-47), July 18, 2017, 7:10 p.m. CT

TV: AT&T SportsNet-SW
Radio: KBME 790 AM, La Nueva 94.1 FM
Online: MLB.TV
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Pitching Matchup

RHP Brad Peacock (7-1, 2.63 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, .304 BABIP, 3.88 xFIP) vs. RHP Sam Gaviglio (3-4, 4.31 ERA, 1.31 WHIP, .258 BABIP, 4.66 xFIP)


The Houston Astros are living in a world without Carlos Correa for 6-to-8 weeks. The team is also hoping to rebound after getting the first extra-inning loss.

The Astros send out Brad Peacock to stem the tide. Peacock is 2-0 with a 2.25 ERA in his two previous starts in the month of July and comes off a strong June with a 3-1 record and a 3.33 ERA.

Peacock faces the Mariners for the third time in 2017, his two previous appearances were out of the bullpen. He allowed only allowed one hit over three innings.

Peacock is 4-4 with a 5.48 ERA in 10 games (eight starts) against the Mariners in his career.

The Mariners recalled the 27-year-old rookie Sam Gaviglio for his 11th start this season. Gaviglio makes his second start against the Astros. He allowed two runs on six hits over six innings.

Gaviglio has four pitches with a fastball, slider, curveball, and a change up. The most valuable pitcher is the curveball at 2.3, which he throws 10.4 percent of the time. The fastball has a value of -1.7 and thrown 57.1 percent of the time.

Offensive Trends

Yuli Gurriel is 2-for-3 against Gaviglio with a double. Jose Altuve is 1-for-3 with a double in the one game against Gaviglio. Josh Reddick is 1-for-3 with a home run.

Robinson Cano is 3-for-9 with a double against Peacock in his career. Kyle Seager is batting .350 (7-for-20) in 20 at-bats against Seager, with a home run and six RBIs. Mike Zunino is 3-for-9 with two home runs and five RBIs.