Mariners vs. Angels - 9/4/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Angels (60-75) at Seattle Mariners (69-66)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, September 4, 2016 at 4:10 pm (Safeco Field)
M Shoemaker (9-13) (3.91) vs. H Iwakuma (14-10) (4.01)
The Line: Seattle Mariners -143 / Los Angeles Angels +133 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Angels and Seattle Mariners play a rubber game early Sunday afternoon.
The Los Angeles Angels look to keep rolling after winning nine of their last 12 games. The Angels have scored 21 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Los Angeles Angels continues to produce in the second half, and they’ve won six of their last seven games when scoring more than three runs. Mike Trout leads Los Angeles with 150 hits, Yunel Escobar has 34 RBI and Kole Calhoun has 15 home runs. Matt Shoemaker gets the ball, and he’s 9-13 with a 3.91 ERA and 141 strikeouts this season. Shoemaker is 4-4 with a 3.75 ERA and 48 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
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The Seattle Mariners could use a win after losing 10 of their last 13 games. The Mariners have allowed 32 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven straight games. The Seattle Mariners have an ERA of 4.14 and have lost 10 of their last 12 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Robinson Cano leads Seattle with 165 hits, Kyle Seager has 86 RBI and Nelson Cruz has 34 home runs. Hisashi Iwakuma takes the hill, and he’s 14-10 with a 4.01 ERA and 120 strikeouts this season. Iwakuma is 8-4 with a 2.84 ERA and 74 strikeouts in his career against the Angels.
The Angels are 4-0 in their last 4 during game 3 of a series and 2-8 in Shoemakers last 10 road starts. The Mariners are 5-13 in their last 18 Sunday games and 13-6 in Iwakumas last 19 starts. The Mariners are 7-2 in Iwakumas last 9 home starts vs. Angels.
We hit on the over yesterday, so I'm going to try and double dip here. Both clubs continue to hit the ball well and neither one of these pitchers are shutdown guys. We should once again be able to see a double-digit run total.