Felix Hernandez (3-2, 2.27 ERA) gets the start for the Seattle Mariners (21-15) as they meet Hector Santiago (2-2, 4.07 ERA) and the Los Angeles Angels (15-21) in the last of a three-game series at Safeco Field. The Angels won the last game 9-7, and Los Angeles leads the series 2-0. The game starts at 4:10 p.m. ET on Sunday, May. 15 and will air on FSW and RTNW.
In his last start, Hernandez pitched 7.0 innings, allowing two runs, striking out four and walking two in a 5-2 victory over the Rays. Kyle Seager (.252, 20 Rs, 7 HRs, 21 RBIs) continued his strong season yesterday, going 3 for 4 with one run. The Angels were unsuccessful against the Cardinals 8-1 the last time Santiago pitched. He went 4.1 innings, allowing four runs, striking out two and walking two. Mike Trout (.306, 21 Rs, 8 HRs, 25 RBIs, 3 SBs) has been doing well offensively for the Angels, going 2 for 5 yesterday with two runs, one home run, and one RBI.
Oddsmakers have deemed this game a Mariners -165 matchup and the Over/Under (O/U) is presently 7.5.
In their previous five games this season, the Angels have a 3-2 record.
Predictions: SU Winner - SEA
The Mariners are an even 12-12 against the division, while the Angels sit at 9-6.
The Mariners managed to give up four walks in their last game. They'll have to pick it up against the Angels who are coming in with a 10-5 record against opponents who give up that many walks or more.
It looks like the Angels have a slight leg up on the Mariners, as the Angels have won their last two games while the Mariners have lost their last two.
When they outhit their opponents, the Angels are 12-3. The Mariners have a 16-3 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 23rd in runs, Los Angeles has earned 139 this season. Seattle ranks ninth with 165 runs.
Ranking 16th, Los Angeles is in the bottom half of the league in walks, notching 111 this season. Seattle ranks in the top half at 11th with 121.
The Mariners are 18-10 in games where they hit one or more home runs. The Angels are 12-9 when they hit at least one homer.