Hector Santiago (1-0, 2.61 ERA) and the Los Angeles Angels (7-10) go up against Felix Hernandez (1-1, 1.00 ERA) and the Seattle Mariners (8-8) in the second of a three-game division series at Angel Stadium. The Mariners won the last game 5-2, and Seattle leads the series 1-0. The game starts at 9:05 p.m. ET on Saturday, Apr. 23 and will air on FSW and RTNW.
In his most recent outing, Santiago pitched 7.0 innings, allowing zero runs, striking out 10 and walking three in a 7-0 victory over the White Sox. Kole Calhoun (.311, 9 Rs, 2 HRs, 7 RBIs) went 1 for 4 yesterday with one run, one home run, and one RBI. The Mariners were victorious over the Yankees 3-2 the last time Hernandez pitched. He went 5.0 innings, allowing one run, striking out four and walking six. Robinson Cano (.246, 10 Rs, 6 HRs, 14 RBIs) went 1 for 4 yesterday with one run.
Odd are currently unavailable. Against teams in the AL West, the Angels have a SU record of 4-6. The most recent 10-game stretch for the Angels has gone great. Over that span, Los Angeles is averaging 0.0 runs per game, well over their season average of 0.0. Los Angeles's pitching staff has put it all together in the past 10 games. Its average runs allowed per game dropped to 0.0 during that span, compared to its 0.0 season average. They have been extremely effective at striking opposing batters out, averaging 7.1 strikeouts per game.
Against fellow AL West members, the Mariners are 5-3 SU. During the last 10 games, they averaged 0.0 runs per game, above their 0.0 season average. The last 10 games have really brought the best out of the Seattle pitchers. They've allowed 0.0 runs per game during that span, which is lower than their season average of 0.0.
So far this season, the Mariners are 1-0 against the Angels.
Predictions: SU Winner - SEA
The Angels sit at 5-3 against their divisional rivals, while the Mariners are 4-6.
The Angels managed to give up four walks in their last game. They'll have to pick it up against the Mariners who are coming in with a 6-1 record against opponents who give up that many walks or more.
When they are outhit, the Angels are 1-9. The Mariners have a 1-6 record when opponents outhit them.
Ranking 28th in home runs, Los Angeles has hit nine this season. Seattle ranks ninth with 20 home runs.
Los Angeles and Seattle both rank near the bottom of the league in hits. Los Angeles sits at 28th with 7.12 hits per game and Seattle ranks 21st with 7.75.
Ranking 30th, Los Angeles is at the bottom of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.598). Seattle ranks near the bottom at 22nd with an OPS of .683.
The Mariners are 6-5 in games where they allow one or more home runs. The Angels are 5-8 when they allow at least one homer.