Los Angeles Angels vs. Seattle Mariners - 4/1/14
Seattle Mariners (0-0) at Los Angeles Angels (0-0)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 10:05 pm (Angel Stadium)
Erasmo Ramirez (R) (0-0) (0.00) vs. C.J. Wilson (L) (0-0) (0.00)
The Line: Los Angeles Angels -164 / Seattle Mariners +154 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Angles will seek revenge against the Seattle Mariners in game two on Tuesday. The Mariners beat down the Angels by winning opening day, 10-3.
Felix Hernandez had an average start for his standards, going six innings and allowing two earned runs and four hits. But it was the bats that won this game for the Mariners, as they scored six runs in the ninth inning. On Tuesday, Erasmo Ramirez will get the start for the Mariners, a young pitcher who started 13 games last year and finished 5-3 with a 4.98 ERA. Seattle is hoping this is Ramirez’s breakout season, as he showed potential last season, pitching two shutouts in his last four starts. Ramirez is 0-2 against the Angels in his career, but has allowed just five earned runs in 18.2 innings.
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The Angels lineup simply couldn’t do much, as they struck out 13 times and strung together just six hits. The bullpen also didn’t help by allowing six earned runs. C.J. Wilson will get the nod in game two, and he finished last year with a17-7 record and a 3.39 ERA. Wilson has been one of the more consistent pitchers in baseball and has won no less than 13 games in each of his last four years. Wilson was dominant against the Angels last season, winning three of his four starts and striking out 31 batters in just 28.2 innings.
The Mariners are 0-5 in Ramirezs last 5 starts as an underdog and 3-8 in their last 11 vs. American League West. The Angels are 5-2 in Wilsons last 7 starts and 7-4 in their last 11 home games. The Angels are 6-1 in Wilsons last 7 starts vs. Mariners and the Mariners are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings against the Angels overall.
Take the Angels. Wilson has been money against the Mariners in his career and the Los Angeles bats can't be this lousy for much longer. It's only a matter of time before the Angels wake up and start playing to their potential. Getting creamed on opening day should wake the Angels up.