Los Angeles Angels (20-13) at Seattle Mariners (19-13)
|Date & Time||Sunday May 6, 2018, 4:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Seattle Mariners +123 / Los Angeles Angels -133 --- Over/Under: 8.5
The Los Angeles Angels and Seattle Mariners meet Sunday in MLB action at Safeco Field.
The Los Angeles Angels look for a spark of consistency here after splitting their last 12 games. The Angels have scored 25 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Los Angeles Angels have won five of their last seven games when scoring more than two runs. Andrelton Simmons leads the Angels with 41 hits and 21 RBI while Mike Trout and Albert Pujols have combined for 73 hits and 41 RBI. Shohei Ohtani gets the ball, and he is 2-1 with a 4.43 ERA and 26 strikeouts this season. This will be Ohtani’s second career game against the Mariners.
The Seattle Mariners look to stay hot after wining eight of their last 11 games. The Mariners have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 10 games. The Seattle Mariners have won seven of their last eight games when scoring more than two runs. Dee Gordon leads the Mariners with 45 hits and eight RBI while Jean Segura and Robinson Cano have combined for 74 hits and 42 RBI. Felix Hernandez gets the ball, and he is 4-2 with a 4.89 ERA and 33 strikeouts this season. Hernandez is 16-16 with a 3.36 ERA and 334 strikeouts in his career against the Angels.
The Angels are 1-4 in their last 5 during game 3 of a series, 12-2 in their last 14 road games and 4-1 in their last 5 overall. The Mariners are 3-10 in their last 13 Sunday games, 1-5 in Hernandezs last 6 Sunday starts and 4-1 in Hernandezs last 5 starts. The Angels are 6-3 in the last 9 meetings in Seattle, 4-2 in the last 6 meetings and the Mariners are 5-2 in Hernandezs last 7 home starts vs. Angels.
Ohtani has been a little shaky recently, allowing 10 hits, seven runs and walking seven guys in his last 7.1 innings. Ohtani has been great overall in his first 20.1 career innings, but he can't afford to make many mistakes against a Mariners lineup that's on fire at the moment. Hernandez isn't the same pitcher he was a few years ago, but he's given up three or less runs in six of his seven starts and has just a 2.55 ERA with an allowed batting average of .167 at home this season. I like the value of getting the Mariners and their ace with the plus money.