Seattle Mariners vs. Los Angeles Angels MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 9/28/14
Los Angeles Angels (98-63) at Seattle Mariners (86-75)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 4:10 pm (Safeco Field)
Cory Rasmus (R) (0-0) (1.688) vs. Felix Hernandez (R) (14-6) (2.341)
The Line: Seattle Mariners -202 / Los Angeles Angels +187 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-W, ROOT-NW
The Los Angeles Angels and Seattle Mariners will finish up the regular season on Sunday at Safeco Field.
The Los Angeles Angels have lost six of their last nine games and can start preparing for their first playoff appearance since 2009. The Angels have been held to three or less runs in seven of their last 11 games and have lost nine of their last 10 games when that’s the case. Howie Kendrick has eight hits in his last three games and David Freese has hit safely in nine of his last 10 games. The Los Angeles Angels have an ERA of 3.59, which is 16th in the majors. Cory Rasmus takes the hill, and he’s 3-1 with a 3.28 ERA and has 54 strikeouts in 53 innings. Rasmus is 1-0 with a 0.96 ERA in five career games against the Mariners.
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The Seattle Mariners are somehow still in the playoff race by winning three straight and will need a win here and a loss from the Oakland Athletics. The Mariners are also having scoring issues lately, being held to three or less runs in seven of their last 11 games. The Mariners have lost eight of their last 10 games when scoring three or less runs. Robinson Cano has gotten on base in nine of his last 10 games and Dustin Ackley has a four-game hitting streak. The Seattle Mariners have an ERA of 3.23, which is third in the majors. Starting is Felix Hernandez, who is 14-6 with a 2.34 ERA and has 241 strikeouts in 230.2 innings. Hernandez is 10-13 with a 3.60 ERA in 39 career starts against the Angels.
The Angels are 9-4 in Wilsons last 13 starts during game 3 of a series and 2-10 in Wilsons last 12 road starts. The Mariners are 9-4 in Hernandezs last 13 home starts and 18-8 in Hernandezs last 26 starts overall. The Mariners are 5-0 in Hernandezs last 5 starts vs. Angels, while the Angels are 7-3 in Wilsons last 10 starts vs. Mariners.
Can't think of too many pitchers you would want to have on the mound than Hernandez in a must win game. Seattle is at home and playing a team in the Angels that could likely care less about this matchup. There's no value in taking the Mariners SU, so I suggest the RL to give you a little more bang for your buck. Hard to see Seattle dropping the ball here with their ace on the hill.