Mariners vs. Angels - 5/15/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Angels (15-21) at Seattle Mariners (21-15)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 4:10 pm (Safeco Field)
H Santiago (2-2) (4.07) vs. Felix Hernandez (3-2) (2.27)
The Line: Seattle Mariners -155 / Los Angeles Angels +145 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Angels look to sweep the Seattle Mariners Sunday afternoon at Safeco Field.
The Los Angeles Angels look for three straight wins for the first time since the end of April. The Angels have scored 26 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in five straight games. The Los Angeles Angels win when their lineup actually produces, as they’ve won eight of their last 12 games when scoring more than three runs. Yunel Escobar leads Los Angeles with 43 hits, Mike Trout has 25 RBI and Albert Pujols has eight home runs. Hector Santiago gets the nod, and he’s 2-2 with a 4.07 ERA and 34 strikeouts this season. Santiago is 3-2 with a 3.24 ERA and 42 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
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The Seattle Mariners look for consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Mariners have allowed 21 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Seattle Mariners have an ERA of 3.22 and have lost six of their last nine games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Robinson Cano leads Seattle with 45 hits, Nelson Cruz has 21 RBI and Kyle Seager has seven home runs. Felix Hernandez takes the hill, and he’s 3-2 with a 2.27 ERA and 33 strikeouts this season. Hernandez is 14-15 with a 3.31 ERA and 305 strikeouts in his career against the Angels.
The Angels are 4-9 in their last 13 Sunday games and 11-2 in Santiagos last 13 starts. The Mariners are 5-2 in their last 7 during game 3 of a series and 4-1 in Hernandezs last 5 starts. The Mariners are 1-4 in Hernandezs last 5 starts vs. Angels.
The Mariners burned us yesterday thanks to a bullpen that couldn't get out of its own way. The Angels have played very well in this series, but I'm still not sold on them due to their inconsistent play overall. With King Felix on the mound, I see Seattle doing just enough to avoid the sweep.