With playoff hopes dwindling, the Seattle Mariners welcome the Chicago White Sox for four games at Safeco Field this weekend. Seattle sits 10 games out of first place in the competitive AL West, which has become a cutthroat race between the first place A’s and closely trailing Angels. The Mariners schedule will host the White Sox this weekend for the final time this season. According to TiqIQ, the season average for Seattle Mariners tickets is $52.30 on the secondary but the first two games will see an average below that number while the latter half of the four-game series will have secondary averages above that price. The series as a whole is just about the norm for games at Safeco, just 1.9% below the season average price.
8/7 – Scott Carroll vs Roenis Elias | Avg. Price: $38 | Get-in Price: $16
The series begins Thursday when Roenis Elias takes the mound for the Mariners against Scott Carroll of the White Sox. The average secondary price for Thursday Mariners vs White Sox tickets is $38, the cheapest of the series at 27.3% below the season average, with a get-in price of $16. Neither pitcher has recorded a winning record this season, with Elias entering Thursday’s game at 8-9 with a 4.19 ERA and Carroll at 4-6 with a 4.36 ERA.
8/8 – Jose Quintana vs Hisashi Iwakuma | Avg. Price: $44 | Get-in Price: $12
Friday’s game will feature Mariners pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma against White Sox lefty Jose Quintana. The average price for Mariners vs White Sox tickets is $44 on the secondary market, 15.4% below the season average, and will have a get-in price of $12. Iwakuma has been outstanding for the Mariners this season, posting a 9-6 record and 2.94 ERA. Adding to the White Sox pitching woes is Quintana, who has gone just 6-7 with a 3.04 ERA.
8/9 – Hector Noesi vs James Paxton | Avg. Price: $70.04 | Get-in Price: $21
The third game of the series will be played on Saturday and will feature Mariners lefty James Paxton and White Sox pitcher Hector Noesi. The average secondary price for Saturday Mariners vs White Sox tickets is $70.04, the most expensive game of the series at 33.9% above the season average, and will have a get-in price of $21. The high price of Saturday’s game is largely due to the Lou Piniella bobblehead giveaway the Mariners will offer, which will be given to the first 20,000 fans in attendance. The rookie Paxton will make his second start after coming off the DL earlier this month and is 2-0 with a 2.76 ERA this season. Like his two predecessors in the rotation, Noesi also owns a losing record and is just 6-7 with a 4.43 ERA.
8/10 – John Danks vs TBA | Avg. Price: $53.24 | Get-in Price: $15
John Danks will get the start for the White Sox against a Mariners pitcher to be named later in the series finale on Sunday. The average price for Sunday’s Mariners vs White Sox tickets is $53.24 on the secondary market and will have a get-in price of $15. Danks is one of the rare starters for the White Sox to own a winning record, going 9-7 with a 4.93 ERA this season.