Houston Astros vs Seattle Mariners: Injury Reports, Predicted Lineups – April 15th, 2022

The defending AL Champions Houston Astros will open their series against an AL West foe the Seattle Mariners for a three-game series.

The Astros will do their best to recover from an extra-innings loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks, bringing their record to 4-2. The Seattle Mariners will hope to make their way towards a winning record after wrapping up a road series against the Chicago White Sox.

Both teams had strong 2021 campaigns in the AL West, winning at least 90 games each and enter the season with high expectations.

Houston Astros vs Seattle Mariners: Injury Reports

Houston Astros

Manager Dusty Baker has been fortunate to have injuries at a minimum for the Houston roster, aiding their strong start to the 2022 campaign. The Astros will receive a major boost if Lance McCullers can return to form in time to help the team make a run for another division title. The injury report can be seen below

Player Name Status Reason
Taylor Jones Out Back
Jake Meyers Out Torn Labrum
Lance McCullers Out Right Flexor Pronator Strain
Division Series - Chicago White Sox v Houston Astros - Game One
Casey Sadler Out Shoulder
Sergio Romo Out Shoulder
Kyle Lewis Out Knee
Ken Giles Out Finger
Evan White Out Groin
Seattle Mariners v Oakland Athletics

JP Crawford posts a 109 exit velo on that 2b down RF line. He’s 2-for-2 today and hitting .412 thru 6 games this season. Hope he keeps it up #Mariners

Houston Astros vs Seattle Mariners: Pitching rotation

Houston Astros

Jake Odirizzi will take the ball for the Astros. Odirizzi eclipsed 1,000 strikeouts for his career in his first season with the Astros. He enters the game with a 4.50 earned run average. The Astros pitching rotation is below:

1. Framber Valdez

2. Jake Odorizzi

3. Justin Verlander

4. Jose Urquidy

5. Luis Garcia

Seattle Mariners:

Chris Flexen is likely to take the ball for Seattle. After starting his career shuffling between AAA and the majors with the New York Mets, Flexen has molded himself into a permanent member of the rotation as he holds a career ERA of 3.67. The Mariners rotation is below:

1. Robbie Ray

2. Marco Gonzales

3. Logan Gilbert

4. Chris Flexen

5. Matt Brash

This will be the first of many matchups that could determine the fate of the American League West. Both teams will be intent on helping build an early lead in the division.

Edited by Jason Birkelbach


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