The Atlanta Braves travel to Safeco Field for a pair of games against the Seattle Mariners this week. The Braves have fought the Nationals all season long for first place in the NL East and it appears that it will come down to the wire between the two teams over the season’s final two months. Despite being 11 games out of first in the AL West, the Mariners are just two games behind the Blue Jays for the second spot in the AL Wild Card. This will be the only time the Braves travel to Seattle on the Mariners schedule during the regular season.
The season average for Mariners tickets is $53.03 but both games will see an average above that price on the secondary market. The two games combined will be 19.7% above the season average at Safeco Field.
8/5 – Alex Wood vs Felix Hernandez | Avg. Price: $60.48 | Get-in Price: $28
The first game of the series will feature Mariners ace and All-Star Felix Hernandez against Braves lefty Alex Wood. The average secondary price for Tuesday’s Mariners vs Braves tickets is $60.48, the cheaper game of the series but still 14% above the season average, with a get-in price of $28. Hernandez continues to excel this year and has posted an impressive 11-3 record and 2.01 ERA. Wood will hope to keep up with King Felix tonight and enters Tuesday’s game at 7-8 with a 3.30 ERA this season.
8/6 – Julio Teheran vs Chris Young | Avg. Price: $66.50 | Get-in Price: $23
Chris Young will take the mound for the Mariners against Braves pitcher Julio Teheran in the second and final game on Wednesday. The average price for Wednesday’s game is $66.50 on the secondary market, 25.4% above the season average, with a get-in price of $23. The 6-foot-10 Young has been efficient for the Mariners all season, going 9-6 with a 3.19 ERA. Teheran has also impressed for the Braves after posting a 10-7 record and 2.69 ERA over 23 starts.