Seattle Mariners vs. Los Angeles Angels Pick-Odds-Prediction - 4/8/14
Los Angeles Angels (2-4) at Seattle Mariners (4-2)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 10:10 pm (Safeco Field)
Hector Santiago (L) (0-1) (7.200) vs. James Paxton (L) (1-0) (0.000)
The Line: Seattle Mariners -113 / Los Angeles Angels +103 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-W, ROOT-NW
The Los Angeles Angels head to Safeco Field to face the Seattle Mariners in Tuesday night action.
The Angels rebounded from their loss to Houston on Sunday with a dominating all around performance in a 9-1 decision on Monday. In winning three of four the LAA pitching and hitting was far superior in the wins. The Angels didn't need much from the offense with CJ Wilson giving up the lone run on a Carlos Corporan homer over eight innings while striking out nine. The bats posted eight hits and walked six times with Kole Calhoun going deep with Raul Ibanez and Howie Kendrick drove in three runs each. Hector Santiago gets his second start of the year with both coming against the Mariners. Santiago struggled in the first match up with four runs given up on seven hits and a trio of BB over five frames in an 8-2 loss.
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All I can say about Seattle is it's too early to raise or lower expectations although I'm certain the fans are sky high. I will say the Mariners look more balanced then in recent memory but a 6-3 loss to Oakland put things in perspective with neither the bats or arms looking good. Erasmo Ramirez fell to 1-1 with five runs plated on seven hits and a trio of bases on balls over just four innings pitched. The offense produced eight hits and walked three times but did not get key hits with runners on base with three players driving in single runs. Seattle sends James Paxton in a rematch of his first start in which he won 8-2. Paxton was strong in his 5th career start with a two hit shutout over seven innings in which he struck out nine.
Seattle won this match up the first time and in order to repeat the feat need to give their young hurler some early runs. I'll cautiously back them here but don't feel we'll know much about the M's for awhile...