Los Angeles Angels vs. Seattle Mariners Pick-Odds-Prediction - 9/16/14
Seattle Mariners (80-68) at Los Angeles Angels (93-56)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 10:05 pm (Angel Stadium)
Roenis Elias (L) (10-12) (3.809) vs. Cory Rasmus (R) (0-0) (3.375)
The Line: Los Angeles Angels -122 / Seattle Mariners +112 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-West, ROOT-Northwest
The Los Angeles Angels look to continue their drive to win the West with another win over the Seattle Mariners.
The Seattle Mariners have been fading the past week or so which is making things uncomfortable for their playoff hopes. Seattle has dropped five of six after a series opening 8-1 defeat at Los Angeles. Hisashi Iwakuma struggled early and the Angels made him pay to the tune of seven runs on six hits over just 3.1 frames. That was game over with the offense mustering only six hits with Humberto Quintero driving in Logan Morrison. Left hander Roenis Elias is tasked with containing the big bats of the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday. Elias has been throwing the ball well over his last three trips to the bump with a 2.12 ERA.
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The Los Angeles Angels saw their ten game winning streak end versus Houston on Sunday but they got right back in the win column with a series opening win over visiting Seattle. It was business as usual with the work on the mound and at the plate on the same page once again. Matt Shoemaker tossed another gem with the lone run plated on five hits through 7.2 innings to get the win. David Freese and Brennan Boesch cracked homers with Albert Pujols and Tony Campana combined for five RBI's. Cory Rasmus toes the rubber versus the Seattle Mariners for his 4th career start. Rasmus has thrown eight inngs in three starts with 3.38 ERA as the Angels go with a reliever by committee approach when he starts.
The Marners need a long start from Elias because the pen was used on Monday while the Angels didn't dip in to the pen. That sets up nicely for plenty of available relievers Tuesday so if you can stomach a reliever dominated game from the Angels then they are the choice...