In a game between two pretty bad teams, Josh Fields turned out to have the worst day. Attempting to close the game and protect a one run lead for the Astros, he gave up three runs in walk off fashion. Kyle Seager has been awful this season until his two home runs in this game. I wouldn’t have minded having Seager and his .158 BA up to the plate plate with the game on the line, but he did 22 home runs in 2013 and should be expected to provide that kind of pop going forward.
So exactly how did the 9th inning go for Fields…let’s take a look.
After a pair of singles, Field was able to strike out and a game ending double play was in play. But Fields threw a fat 4 seamer that Seager deposited over the wall. Game.
The Astros did take 2 of 3 from the Mariners on the road which is a nice accomplishment, but still lag a game behind for last place. After a hot start, the Mariners have fallen flat on their faces. Nobody really thinks either of these teams is going anywhere this year, but it could be an interesting race for last place.
Looking back at early season win over/unders for each of the teams puts a little perspective on the two teams. Seattle was pegged at 81.5, Houston at 62.5. My guess at this point in the season is Seattle hits the under and Houston gets the over. Anybody thinking about laying money down on one of these lines could do so at a offshore sportsbook, but keep a little bit for beer money for when the season ends – maybe happy beer…maybe sad beer.