In the last of a three-game series between the Los Angeles Angels (8-10) and the Seattle Mariners (8-9) at Angel Stadium, Matt Shoemaker (1-2, 4.70 ERA) and Wade Miley (0-2, 8.04 ERA) get the start. The Angels won the last game 4-2, and the series is currently tied 1-1. The game gets underway at 3:35 p.m. ET on Sunday, Apr. 24 and will air on FSW and RTNW.
In his last start, Shoemaker pitched 6.1 innings, giving up two runs, striking out four and walking one in a 5-0 loss to the White Sox. Mike Trout (.302, 8 Rs, 3 HRs, 8 RBIs, 1 SB) continued his strong season yesterday, going 2 for 3 with one run, one home run, and two RBIs. The Mariners were also unsuccessful the last time Miley pitched. He went 3.2 innings, allowing three runs, striking out two and walking four in a 3-2 loss to the Indians. Nelson Cruz (.273, 8 Rs, 4 HRs, 11 RBIs) went 1 for 3 yesterday with one run, one home run, and one RBI.
Oddsmakers have deemed this game a Los Angeles -120 matchup and the Over/Under (O/U) is presently 8.5. They have been extremely effective at striking opposing batters out, averaging 7.2 strikeouts per game.
Against fellow AL West members, the Mariners are 6-3 SU.
Predictions: SU Winner - SEA
The Angels sit at 6-3 against the division, while the Mariners are struggling at 4-7.
The Angels are coming into this game after allowing two walks during their last outing. The Mariners have a 1-6 record when opponents give up two walks or less.
When they are outhit, the Angels are 1-9. The Mariners have a 1-7 record when opponents outhit them.
Ranking 27th in home runs, Los Angeles has hit 11 this season. Seattle ranks eighth with 21 home runs.
Ranking 30th, Los Angeles is at the bottom of the league in hits, notching 7.11 per game. Seattle ranks near the bottom at 24th with 7.65.
Ranking 30th, Los Angeles is at the bottom of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.606). Seattle ranks near the bottom at 24th with an OPS of .681.
When the Mariners allow at least one home run, they are 6-6. When the Angels allow one or more homers, they have a 6-8 record.