Los Angeles Angels vs. Seattle Mariners - 9/29/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Seattle Mariners (77-82) at Los Angeles Angels (78-80)
MLB Baseball: Friday, September 29, 2017 at 10:07 pm (Angel Stadium)
Marco Gonzales (1-1) (6.25) vs. T Skaggs (2-6) (4.37)
The Line: Los Angeles Angels -162 / Seattle Mariners +152 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSW, RTNW
Out in Anaheim at Angel Stadium on Friday, the Seattle Mariners and the Los Angeles Angels will be kicking off their weekend MLB series.
The Mariners just finished up against the A’s. Seattle won the first two games 7-1 and 6-3 but lost the finale 6-5.
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Seattle will be rolling with LHP Marco Gonzales on Friday. In his 36.0 innings and 1-1 record this year, Gonzales has a 6.25 ERA with 29 Ks and nine BBs.
The Mariners have some nice bats this year. Robinson Cano enters this series with 163 hits, 78 runs, 23 homers and 96 RBI while Nelson Cruz is second on the team with 157 hits, 89 runs, 38 homers and 117 RBI.
Over on the Angels’ side, they’re fresh off a tilt versus the White Sox. LA won on Tuesday but lost Monday and Wednesday. In the Thursday finale, the Angels allowed three runs in the eighth inning to seal a 5-4 loss.
LA will be sending out LHP Tyler Skaggs on Friday. In his 80.1 innings and 2-6 record this year, Skaggs has a 4.48 ERA with 69 Ks and 27 BBs.
The Angels have some solid hitters as well. Andrelton Simmons entered Thursday with 162 hits, 75 runs, 14 homers and 69 RBI while Albert Pujols had 141 hits, 52 runs, 23 homers and 100 RBI. On Thursday, Pujols whiffed 0-for-4.
The Mariners are 6-1 in their last seven games following an off day and 5-1 in their last six Friday games. Seattle is also 3-9 in their last 12 overall and 2-7 in their last nine versus the AL West.
Meanwhile, the Angels are 15-36 in their last 51 Friday games and 1-5 in their last six during game one of a series. LA is also 0-4 in Skaggs’ last four starts in game one of a series and 0-4 in Skaggs’ last four starts versus a team with a losing record.
Gonzales hasn’t started a game since September 12, where he went 5.0 innings with three earned against the Rangers. Since then, he’s got five hits and no earned in 3.0 innings. As for Skaggs, he had two quality starts going earlier this month but since then has given up six earned on 14 hits over 10.1 innings in two starts. I’m not super thrilled with either pitcher here but I like Gonzales to come out and throw well. I’ll take Seattle.