Seattle Mariners at Los Angeles Angels
|Date & Time||Friday April 19, 2019, 10:07 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Seattle Mariners -111 / Los Angeles Angels -111 -- Over/Under: 9
The Seattle Mariners and Los Angeles Angels meet Friday in MLB action at Angel Stadium.
The Seattle Mariners look for a win after losing six of their last seven games. The Mariners have allowed 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Seattle Mariners are 10-5 this season when allowing four or more runs. Offensively, Domingo Santana leads the Mariners with 29 hits and 24 RBI while Mitch Haniger and Tim Beckham have combined for 46 hits and 28 RBI. Marco Gonzales gets the ball, and he is 4-0 with a 3.19 ERA and 19 strikeouts this season. Gonzales is 4-0 with a 2.96 ERA and 44 strikeouts in his career against the Angels.
The Los Angeles Angels could use a win here to snap a four-game losing streak. The Angels have allowed 21 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in their last six games. The Los Angeles Angels are 2-9 this season when allowing four or more runs. Offensively, Andrelton Simmons leads the Angels with 16 hits and eight RBI while Mike Trout and Jonathan Lucroy have combined for 30 hits and 18 RBI. Felix Pena gets the ball, and he is 0-1 with a 3.65 ERA and 12 strikeouts this season. This will be Pena’s second career game against the Mariners.
The Mariners are 7-3 in their last 10 during game 2 of a series, 1-4 in their last 5 Friday games and 4-1 in Gonzales' last 5 starts. The Angels are 12-2 in their last 14 home games, 4-0 in Pena's last 4 home starts and 5-2 in Pena's last 7 starts. The Mariners are 6-1 in Gonzales' last 7 starts vs. Angels, 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Los Angeles and 6-1 in the last 7 meetings. The under is 13-5 in Pena's last 18 starts overall. The under is 4-1 in Mariners last 5 overall.
Gonzales has found ways to keep the Mariners in games and they're 4-1 this season when he pitches, but he can give up runs and has had an issue keeping the ball out of the air this season. Pena has allowed just one run in his last 8.1 innings and has nine strikeouts during that span. Pena has also won each of his last four home starts and five of his last seven starts overall. And while they lost last night, the Angels should have gained a lot of confidence after scoring eight runs late to even make that a game. I'll side with the Angels for the bounce back winning this near toss-up.