C.J. Wilson (1-2, 2.73 ERA) and Roenis Elias (0-1, 3.86 ERA) are on the hill in the last of a three-game series between the Los Angeles Angels (12-15) and the Seattle Mariners (11-16) at Angel Stadium. The Angels won the last game 5-4 and the series is currently tied 1-1. Action begins at 10:05 p.m. ET on Wednesday, May. 6 and can be seen on ROOT-NW and FSN-W.
Wilson is 16-8 with a 3.36 ERA in his appearances against the Mariners, and goes up against a below-average Seattle offense which is batting just .235 this season. Kole Calhoun (.303, 12 Rs, 3 HRs, 14 RBIs, 1 SB) continued his strong play yesterday, going 2 for 4 with one run. Elias is 0-2 with a 5.65 ERA against the Angels in his career. He is up against a below-average Los Angeles offense that's batting just .227.
Los Angeles is a -139 favorite against Seattle and the Over/Under (O/U) for this game is sitting at seven runs. The Angels have an overall money line of -596 and a record as the favorite of 7-8. Los Angeles has had an impressive season against division opponents, earning 7-5 and 11-9 records as the favorite and SU respectively. The Angels have seen an uptick in scoring against teams inside their division, averaging 4.2 runs per game. They average 3.7 runs per game on the season. Turning to the pitchers, opposing offenses have been stifled by the Angels, who have a team ERA of only 3.86.
As for their opponent, Seattle is coming in with an overall money line of -755 and a disappointing record of 2-4 as the underdog. They are 2-2 as the underdog against teams in their division, and 10-10 SU.
The Angels lead the season series, 3-2. The Angels have a 4-2 record against left-handed starting pitchers on the year, which is what they'll be facing when Elias takes the mound. Wilson (LHP) will be on the hill against the Mariners, who have a 3-4 record against left-handed starting pitchers.
Predictions: SU Winner - LAA, O/U - Over
The Angels hold a 12-9 record this season against teams in the AL West Division. The Mariners' record in these matchups is 10-11.
When leading after 7 innings, Seattle is 6-2, while Los Angeles is 6-6.
The Angels are coming into this game after allowing two walks during their last outing. The Mariners have a 5-12 record when opponents give up that many walks or fewer.
When they are outhit, the Angels are 3-11. The Mariners have a 5-10 record when opponents outhit them.
Los Angeles ranks in the top half of the league at 13th when it comes to home runs, hitting 24 this season. Seattle ranks in the top five at fourth with 34.
Los Angeles and Seattle both rank in the top half of the league in hits. Los Angeles sits at 14th with 7.38 hits per game and Seattle ranks 12th with 7.85.
Ranking 27th, Los Angeles is near the bottom of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.638). Seattle ranks in the bottom half at 19th with an OPS of .692.
When the Mariners allow at least one home run, they are 4-12. When the Angels allow one or more homers, they have a 5-14 record.