Los Angeles Angels (44-43) at Seattle Mariners (55-32)
|Date & Time||Thursday July 5, 2018, 10:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Seattle Mariners -105 / Los Angeles Angels -105 --- Over/Under: 8.5
The Los Angeles Angels and Seattle Mariners meet Thursday in MLB action at Safeco Field.
The Los Angeles Angels could use another win here after losing eight of their last 11 games. The Angels have allowed 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 11 games. The Los Angeles Angels have lost seven of their last eight games when allowing more than two runs. Offensively, Mike Trout leads the Angels with 93 hits and 49 RBI while Andrelton Simmons and Albert Pujols have combined for 169 hits and 85 RBI. Jaime Barria gets the ball, and he is 5-4 with a 3.40 ERA and 46 strikeouts this season. This will be Barria’s second career game against the Mariners.
The Seattle Mariners look for a win here after winning nine of their last 11 games. The Mariners have scored nine runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 14 games. The Seattle Mariners have won nine of their last 10 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 176 hits and 82 RBI. Marco Gonzales gets the ball, and he is 8-5 with a 3.77 ERA and 87 strikeouts this season. Gonzales is 0-0 with a 4.66 ERA and 17 strikeouts in his career against the Angels.
The Angels are 4-12 in their last 16 road games, 0-6 in their last 6 during game 3 of a series and 0-4 in Barrias last 4 starts. The Mariners are 21-7 in their last 28 home games, 4-0 in Gonzales' last 4 home starts and 6-2 in Gonzales' last 8 starts. The Angels are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Seattle, 1-4 in the last 5 meetings and the over is 4-1-1 in the last 6 meetings.
The Los Angeles Angels were able to win Wednesday, but they've still lost four of their last 16 on the road and that pitching staff continues to get hit hard. The Seattle Mariners offense continues to give itself a chance to win each time out and Gonzales has been really sharp recently, allowing one or less runs in four of his last five home starts. I'm going to continue backing the Mariners until this hot streak runs dry.