Seattle and the Los Angeles Angels wrap up their series on Sunday night at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. The Mariners scored a couple of victories in the series so far and are basically looking for a winning streak to end the season. They’ve played even against the Angels all season.
Mariners get season-swept by Padres, but are playing well against the Angels
Seattle has started off this series well and they’ve jumped past Tampa Bay again heading into the weekend in the wild card, but it’s more than likely too little, too late for them as there’s just not enough games on the slate. On the bright side, their pitching that’s been scrutinized for most of the season has played very well so far, allowing just two runs. The offense has scored 17 total runs over their last three games going back to the series against San Diego.
Probable starter: Left-hander Marco Gonzales (12-9, 4.24 ERA)
Gonzales has been really roughed up in recent starts, but he had a solid showing against San Diego back on Tuesday. He gave up just one earned run on four hits through five innings, getting the exit after 66 pitches. Too bad the offense didn’t show up and he got a no-decision.
Angels offense slumbers at home against Rangers, Mariners
While Los Angeles has given up 13 runs in a two-game span for this series, they have enjoyed better pitching performances overall. They’ve posted just a 3.03 team ERA over the last 10 games, and that’s in conjunction with an offense that’s posting 4.3 runs per nine innings in the same stretch. That offense has only reached over two runs in one of their last five games, so they certainly need to find that rhythm again.
Probable starter: Right-hander Jaime Barria (10-9, 3.53 ERA)
Barria couldn’t rattle off three straight personal wins and took the L against Texas on Monday. He gave up four earned runs on three hits after just three innings, getting the hook after just 60 pitches thrown. He’s been limited in most of his outings, but 60 was especially early.
- Under is 5-1 in their last 6 overall
- Under is 5-2 in Barria’s last 7 home starts
- 3-7 in their last 10 games against teams with a losing record
- 0-5 in Gonzales’ last 5 start