Mariners Announce Game 1 Starter; Posted 2.52 ERA in Four Starts Against Astros This Season

The Seattle Mariners have made their decision on who will start Game 1 of their ALDS series against the Houston Astros. 

Gilbert posted a solid 3.20 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, and 174 strikeouts across 185 innings of work this season. In 32 starts, he held a 13-6 record.
Gilbert made four starts against the Astros this season and, normally, that would seem to be trouble for a starting pitcher, however, Gilbert was very good against them. 

In 25 innings pitched against the Astros this season, Gilbert had a 2.52 ERA and recorded 22 strikeouts. The only pitcher to record more strikeouts against the Astros this season was Shohei Ohtani with 45. 
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