Mariners Preview: Young Tapped To End Skid
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(1090 The Fan) – Chris Young has yet to record a decision in his four appearances (2 starts) for the Seattle Mariners. And to say the least, getting his first win today would be a momentous point in the Mariners’ young season.
Preventing a sweep to the Houston Astros at home is one thing, but snapping the losing streak is crucial.
Young, 34, is on the hill for Wednesday’s matinée against Houston — he’s 3-0 lifetime against the Astros with a 3.06 ERA.
However in Young’s last outing this season, he was bashed around by the Miami Marlins who put up four runs and seven hits against him in his three innings of work.
What May Help
Dustin Ackley is batting .270 (10×37) over his last 10 games started; Mike Zunino is batting .281 (9×32) with three doubles, two home runs and five RBI over his last nine games.
What May Hurt
Astros starter Jarred Cosart had a promising start to the season before his most recent outing. Before the April 18th nightmare start for the right-hander (in which he allowed seven earned runs in one-third inning against the Oakland A’s), Cosart shutout the New York Yankees in five innings of work; allowed just three hits in a six-inning outing against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim; and threw seven innings against the Rangers in Arlington, allowing three earned runs and six hits. Cosart’s disaster in Oakland shot his ERA up to 7.36 from 4.00.
Cosart was part of the prospect package the Philadelphia Phillies sent to Houston for Hunter Pence at the 2011 trade deadline.
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