Los Angeles Angels at Seattle Mariners
|Date & Time||Thursday May 30, 2019, 10:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Los Angeles Angels +101 / Seattle Mariners -110 -- Over/Under: 8.5
The Los Angeles Angels and Seattle Mariners meet Thursday in MLB action at T-Mobile Park.
The Los Angeles Angels look for another win after winning four of their last five games. The Angels have scored 23 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last seven games. The Los Angeles Angels have won five of their last seven games when scoring four or more runs. David Fletcher leads the Angels with 58 hits and 21 RBI while Andrelton Simmons and Tommy La Stella have combined for 107 hits and 55 RBI. The Los Angeles Angels didn’t list a starting pitcher at the time this article was posted.
The Seattle Mariners need a win after losing 11 of their last 13 games. The Mariners have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 11 games. The Seattle Mariners have lost six of their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Domingo Santana leads the Mariners with 60 hits and 42 RBI while Mitch Haniger and Edwin Encarnacion have combined for 97 hits and 65 RBI. Yusei Kikuchi gets the ball, and he is 3-2 with a 3.82 ERA and 50 strikeouts this season. This will be Kikuchi’s second career game against the Angels.
The Angels are 9-3 in their last 12 vs. a team with a losing record, 4-10 in their last 14 vs. American League West and 1-4 in their last 5 games vs. a left-handed starter. The Mariners are 6-14 in their last 20 home games, 2-7 in their last 9 during game 1 of a series and 5-2 in Kikuchi's last 7 starts. The Angels are 1-7 in the last 8 meetings in Seattle and 1-5 in the last 6 meetings. The over is 4-0-1 in Kikuchi's last 5 home starts. The over is 5-2 in Angels last 7 overall.
The Seattle Mariners continue to pile up the losses and all but play themselves out of meaningful baseball these next few months. It's tough to make a case for the Mariners being favored based on what they've done these last few weeks. With that said, I don't have much confidence in the Los Angeles Angels on the road, and Kikuchi has been solid all year, especially at home. At home this season, Kikuchi has a 3.24 ERA and a .207 allowed batting average. Kikuchi has an ERA of three in his last 30 innings overall. The Seattle Mariners should be able to stop the bleeding at least for one game behind their rookie pitcher.