Los Angeles Angels vs. Seattle Mariners
The Los Angeles Angels and the Seattle Mariners meet on Tuesday for game two of their series in Anaheim. The Angels are -140 favorites over the Mariners.
The Los Angeles Angels have begun to make some noise in the A.L. West but it was a rally that fell short as they took the loss on Monday. Mike Trout had four hits, Kendry Morales had two hits including a home run, and Macier Izturis had two hits as the Angels scored six times on 12 hits. On the mound Ervin Santana allowed eight hits and walks six and seven runs over 4.2 innings to take the loss. For Tuesday’s game Los Angeles starts Garrett Richard who has seen just an inning of work this season. Richards didn’t allow a hit nor strike anyone out in that appearance but last year he compiled a 5.79 ERA over 14 innings going 0-2.
The Seattle Mariners play better on the road than at home this season and we saw that play out once again on Monday. John Jaso had three hits, Kurt Seagar hit a home run, and Miguel Olivo had two hits as Seattle took advantage of their opportunities and scored eight runs on 10 hits. Starter Jaspn Vargas allowed nine hits and four runs while striking out eight over 5.2 innings to get his seventh win of the year and Tom Wilhelmsen pitched nearly two full innings to earn his first save. For Tuesday’s game Seattle starts Blake Beavan who has won his last two starts though he was the beneficiary of 21 runs in support in his last outing. For the season Beavan has allowed 62 hits and 29 earned runs while striking out 28 over 55.1 innings of work for a 4.72 ERA.
Los Angeles is 5-1 in their last six home games against a right handed starter, 8-2 in their last 10 games against the A.L. West, and 10-3 in their last 13 games overall. Seattle is 7-3 in their last 10 road games, 21-46 in their last 67 games as a road underdog, and 0-5 in Beavan’s last five starts in game two of a series. Seattle is 14-39 in their last 53 games in Los Angeles.
While the Angels are the better overall team these odds are ridiculous given who the Angels are starting here on the mound and this is a game where you either take a shot on the underdog or don’t play it at all.
Seattle Mariners +120 Los Angeles Angels