Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (72-69 SU, 59-72-10 O/U) v. Seattle Mariners (70-71 SU, 67-69-5 O/U) at Safeco Field in Seattle, Washington
Sunday, September 10th, 2017 at 4:10 p.m. EST
Starting Pitchers: Parker Bridwell (R) 7-2, 4.00 ERA, 1.27 WHIP (LAA) v. Erasmo Ramirez (R) 5-5, 4.35 ERA, 1.16 WHIP (SEA)
Money Line: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim +105 | Seattle Mariners -115
The Seattle Mariners will face off with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in this crucial matchup between division rivals. Both of these clubs are in the mix in the American League Wild Card race. The Angels are just 2 games behind the Minnesota Twins in the Wild Card standings. The Mariners are 4 games back. Which one of these division rivals will pick up an important win and inch closer to a playoff berth on Sunday?
Halos drop another one
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim lost their second consecutive game on Friday night, falling 4-3 to the Mariners in Seattle. The Halos couldn’t get anything going at the plate in the loss. They only had 8 hits in that game. The Angels have only scored 4 runs in their last two games, and they’ve scored the 10th fewest runs in the big leagues throughout the year. LA’s struggling lineup will try to get something going as they take on the Mariners in Seattle this Sunday.
Parker Bridwell will make the sixteenth start of his Major League career in Sunday’s game against the Seattle Mariners. Bridwell has looked good as a starter for the Angels this season. However, he was dreadful in his most recent start against the Athletics in Oakland. Bridwell gave up 7 hits and 6 runs in only 3 innings. Fortunately for Bridwell, he didn’t add a loss to his record thanks to the Angels scoring 11 runs and winning the game. He’ll look to tally his eighth game of the season in this start against the Mariners.
M’s snap losing streak
The Seattle Mariners snapped a three-game losing streak on Friday night, beating the Los Angeles Angels 4-3. Ben Gamel drove in three of Seattle’s four runs in the bottom of the second inning, hitting a three-run homer to put the Mariners up for good. Seattle’s lineup hasn’t been great this season. They’ve scored 650 runs in 2017, which is tied for the 17th most in the majors.
Seattle’s starter will be Erasmo Ramirez in Sunday’s showdown with the Halos. Ramirez has worked as a reliever and a starter this season. The right-handed Nicaraguan has appeared in 33 games, and he has started 15 of those. He had a pretty nice outing in his last start, a no-decision against the Houston Astros. Ramirez only surrendered 4 hits and 2 runs to Houston’s dangerous lineup in six innings. He hasn’t won a game in three weeks, so he’ll be hungry to pick up his sixth win of the season and get above .500 on Sunday.
The Los Angeles Angels are:
- 1-4 in their last 5 during game 3 of a series.
The Seattle Mariners are:
- 6-0 in their last 6 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
- 5-2 in Ramirez’s last 7 starts following a Quality Start in his last appearance.
Erasmo Ramirez hasn’t picked up a win at home since June 21st, but that’s not necessarily his fault. Ramirez has been stellar at home for the most part. He has a 4-0 record and a 2.70 ERA in 13 appearances (7 starts) at home. Ramirez has had a great track record against the Angels this season. He has a 1.50 ERA in 2 starts (12 innings) against the Halos. Meanwhile, Parker Bridwell has given up 13 runs in his last six innings pitched. I like the Mariners to take this one in Seattle.