Los Angeles Angels (43-43) at Seattle Mariners (55-31)
|Date & Time||Wednesday July 4, 2018, 4:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Seattle Mariners +100 / Los Angeles Angels -110 --- Over/Under: 8.5
The Los Angeles Angels and Seattle Mariners meet Wednesday in MLB action at Safeco Field.
The Los Angeles Angels could use a bounce back win here after losing eight of their last 10 games. The Angels have allowed 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 12 games. The Los Angeles Angels have lost seven straight games when allowing more than two runs. Offensively, Mike Trout leads the Angels with 92 hits and 49 RBI while Andrelton Simmons and Albert Pujols have combined for 166 hits and 84 RBI. The Los Angeles Angels didn’t list a starting pitcher at the time this article was posted.
The Seattle Mariners look to keep the ball rolling while building on their eight-game winning streak. The Mariners have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 11 games. The Seattle Mariners have won nine straight games when scoring at least one run. Jean Segura leads the Mariners with 110 hits and 45 RBI while Dee Gordon and Mitch Haniger have combined for 174 hits and 82 RBI. Mike Leake gets the ball, and he is 8-4 with a 4.01 ERA and 66 strikeouts this season. Leake is 3-1 with a 2.49 ERA and 18 strikeouts in his career against the Angels.
The Angels are 3-11 in their last 14 road games, 1-5 in their last 6 vs. American League West and 2-7 in their last 9 overall. The Mariners are 6-1 in their last 7 during game 2 of a series, 4-1 in Leakes last 5 home starts and 9-1 in Leakes last 10 starts. The Angels are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Seattle, 1-4 in the last 5 meetings and the over is 4-0-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Seattle Mariners are the hottest team in baseball right now, and they're throwing out a pitcher in Leake who has allowed two or less runs in eight of his last 10 starts and two combined runs in his last 15 innings of work. Leake has been one of the better under the radar pitchers this season, and the Mariners are 16-6 with him on the mound since he came over from the St. Louis Cardinals late last season. Oh, the Angels are falling apart rather quickly. I'll continue riding the Mariners during this hot streak.