Seattle Mariners at Los Angeles Angels
|Date & Time||Sunday July 14, 2019, 4:07 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Seattle Mariners +138 / Los Angeles Angels -167 -- Over/Under: 10.5
The Seattle Mariners and Los Angeles Angels meet Sunday in MLB action at Angel Stadium.
The Seattle Mariners need a win after losing nine of their last 11 games. The Mariners have scored six runs in their last three games and three or less runs in seven of their last 12 games. The Seattle Mariners haven’t won a game when scoring three or less runs since April 2. Domingo Santana leads the Mariners with 102 hits and 63 RBI while Omar Narvaez and Mallex Smith have combined for 146 hits and 59 RBI. Yusei Kikuchi gets the ball, and he is 4-6 with a 4.94 ERA and 73 strikeouts this season. Kikuchi is 1-2 with a 12.34 ERA and four strikeouts in his career against the Angels.
The Los Angeles Angels look for a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Angels have scored 32 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Los Angeles Angels have won 10 of their last 12 games when scoring four or more runs. Mike Trout leads the Angels with 95 hits and 75 RBI while David Fletcher and Tommy La Stella have combined for 178 hits and 76 RBI. Jose Suarez gets the ball, and he is 2-1 with a 5.40 ERA and 30 strikeouts this season. Suarez is 1-1 with a 4.35 ERA and 10 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
The Mariners are 9-26 in their last 35 road games, 0-5 in their last 5 during game 3 of a series and 1-7 in Kikuchis last 8 starts. The Angels are 41-19 in their last 60 vs. a team with a losing record and 1-4 in their last 5 Sunday games. The Mariners are 9-4 in the last 13 meetings in Los Angeles and the over is 4-1-1 in the last 6 meetings. The over is 5-0-1 in Suarezs last 6 starts overall. The over is 15-2-1 in Kikuchis last 18 starts overall.
Kikuchi has clearly hit the rookie wall these last couple of months and has been getting tagged badly, which includes 39 hits and 21 earned runs in his last 31.1 innings. I'm also not sure it matters given how poorly the Seattle Mariners have played these last few weeks. Suarez has been shaky through 28.1 innings this season, but he's averaging over a strikeout per inning and four of his five games have come on the road. The Los Angeles Angels are also on fire offensively, so I'm confident they can pick up any pitcher who runs into some trouble. Give me the Angels for the sweep.