The Seattle Mariners will be trying to snap their six-game losing streak when they face the Los Angeles Angels in the first game of their three-game weekend series on Friday night. The game will be played at T-Mobile Park and it is scheduled to begin at 10:10 PM. ET.
Mike Leake, 7-8, 4.60 ERA, will get the start for the Mariners. The Angels have not announced their starter for this game.
(This preview was written before Thursday’s game was played).
Angels Going For Sixth Win In Seven Games
The Angels played well over the last week, winning five of their last six games. They will try to keep the momentum going and reduce their 10-game deficit in the AL West with a win over the struggling Mariners, which will give them their sixth win in their last seven games.
— Los Angeles Angels (@Angels) July 17, 2019
Los Angeles has been a solid offensive team this season. The team’s .262 batting average is eighth in the league. Their .338 on-base percentage is fifth, while their .444 slugging percentage is 12th in the league. The 503 runs they have scored is 10th in the league.
Mike Trout continues to dominate opposing pitchers and leads the Angels with a .305 batting average, 30 homers, and 75 RBI.
Los Angeles’ pitching hasn’t been very good this season. Opponents have a .247 batting average against the Angels, which is 13th in the league. Their 4.88 ERA is 21st, while their 14 quality starts is 30th in the league.
Mariners Looking For Second Win In 11 Games
The Mariners continue to struggle and currently sit at the bottom of the AL West 12 games behind the Angels, who are in fourth place. They will try to end their current losing streak with a win over the Angels, which will give them their second win in their last 11 games.
— Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) July 17, 2019
Seattle has been inconsistent offensively. The team’s .241 batting average is 25th in the league. Their .317 on-base percentage is 20th, while their .443 slugging percentage is 14th in the league. The 488 runs they have scored is 13th in the league.
Domingo Santana leads the Mariners with a .277 batting average and 64 RBI, while Daniel Vogelbach leads the team with 21 homers.
Seattle’s pitching has been worse than the team’s offense. Opponents have a .271 batting average against the Mariners, which is 27th in the league. Their 5.36 ERA is 28th, while their 35 quality starts are 19th in the league.
In his last start, Leake gave up eight hits and seven runs in 0.2 innings, leading to a 13-0 loss to the Los Angeles Angels. The team will need a significantly better start from him in order to win this game.
Los Angeles is:
- 5-1 in their last 6 overall.
- 5-1 in their last 6 vs. American League West.
- 21-8 in their last 29 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of less than .400.
- 1-4 in their last 5 home games.
- 6-22 in their last 28 home games vs. a team with a winning record.
- 3-9 in Leake’s last 12 starts vs. a team with a winning record.