Seattle Mariners (79-66) at Los Angeles Angels (73-73)
|Date & Time||Thursday September 13, 2018, 10:07 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Los Angeles Angels -130 / Seattle Mariners +120 --- Over/Under: 8.5
The Seattle Mariners and Los Angeles Angels meet Thursday in MLB action at Angels Stadium.
The Seattle Mariners could use a feel good win after losing five of their last seven games. The Mariners have scored eight runs in their last three games and three or less runs in seven of their last nine games. The Seattle Mariners have lost six of their last eight games when scoring four or less runs. Jean Segura leads the Mariners with 165 hits and 60 RBI while Mitch Haniger and Dee Gordon have combined for 287 hits and 114 RBI. Mike Leake gets the ball, and he is 9-9 with a 4.11 ERA and 109 strikeouts this season. Leake is 3-3 with a 4.05 ERA and 23 strikeouts in his career against the Angels.
The Los Angeles Angels look to stay hot after winning seven of their last nine games. The Angels have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Los Angeles Angels have won five straight games when scoring more than two runs. Andrelton Simmons leads the Angels with 149 hits and 71 RBI while Mike Trout and Justin Upton have combined for 261 hits and 146 RBI. Matt Shoemaker gets the ball, and he is 2-0 with a 3.45 ERA and 11 strikeouts this season. Shoemaker is 4-4 with a 4.33 ERA and 56 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
The Mariners are 2-5 in their last 7 road games, 2-7 in their last 9 vs. a team with a losing record and 4-1 in Leakes last 5 starts during game 1 of a series. The Angels are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 1 of a series, 10-1 in Shoemakers last 11 home starts and 20-8 in Shoemakers last 28 starts. The Angels are 4-0 in Shoemakers last 4 starts vs. Mariners, the Mariners are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings in Los Angeles and the over is 9-4-1 in the last 14 meetings.
Despite not pitching a ton this season due to injury, Shoemaker has been very solid and has allowed just three runs in his last 10 innings. Leake has had his moments this season, but he's given up 13 runs in his last 16.1 innings and is allowing a .284 batting average on the road this season. And despite the pitching matchups, backing the Mariners these days doesn't make much sense. The Mariners aren't winning with any cosnsitency and are playing like a team that knows a playoff bid is out of the question. The Los Angeles Angels have nothing to play for either, but they've been on fire this month. I'll continue fading the Mariners.