Los Angeles Angels at Seattle Mariners
|Date & Time||Friday May 31, 2019, 10:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Los Angeles Angels / Seattle Mariners -- Over/Under:
The Los Angeles Angels and Seattle Mariners meet Friday in MLB action at T-Mobile Park.
The Los Angeles Angels look for another win after winning five of their last six games. The Angels have scored 27 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Los Angeles Angels have won six of their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. David Fletcher leads the Angels with 59 hits and 21 RBI while Andrelton Simmons and Tommy La Stella have combined for 109 hits and 55 RBI. Tyler Skaggs gets the ball, and he is 4-4 with a 4.40 ERA and 47 strikeouts this season. Skaggs is 2-2 with a 4.26 ERA and 53 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
The Seattle Mariners could use a win after losing 10 of their last 12 games. The Mariners have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last six games. The Seattle Mariners have lost five of their last seven 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 98 hits and 65 RBI. Mike Leake gets the ball, and he is 5-3 with a 4.93 ERA and 49 strikeouts this season. Leake is 4-4 with a 3.88 ERA and 32 strikeouts in his career against the Angels.
The Angels are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. American League West, 9-3 in their last 12 vs. a team with a losing record and 4-1 in their last 5 overall. The Mariners are 6-15 in their last 21 home games, 5-2 in Leake's last 7 home starts and 1-7 in Leake's last 8 starts. The Angels are 1-7 in the last 8 meetings in Seattle, 1-5 in the last 6 meetings and 4-1 in Skaggs' last 5 starts vs. Mariners. The over is 23-11-1 in Mariners last 35 overall. The under is 3-1-2 in Skaggs' last 6 road starts.
Skaggs has been horrible on the road this season, but he's coming off his best start yet where he held the Texas Rangers to 5.2 scoreless innings. Leake has allowed 14 hits and 12 runs in his last 11.2 innings and is allowing a .286 batting average on the season. I don't love this pitching matchup, but it's tough to make a case for the Seattle Mariners in any shape or form with the way they've been losing all month. The Los Angeles Angels are putting together a nice stretch and the offense has finally come to life. Give me the Angels, as backing the M's isn't an option these days.