Mariners vs. Angels Preview - Seattle Keeps Climbing in AL Wild Card Race

The Seattle Mariners are pushing for an AL Wild Card spot.
The Seattle Mariners are pushing for an AL Wild Card spot. / Erik Williams-USA TODAY Sports

The Seattle Mariners have won seven of their last ten games and now sit just two games back of the second AL Wild Card position. The Mariners are still alive, but their division rival Los Angeles Angels will try and play spoiler tonight.

Los Angeles will send out Jose Suarez to the mound tonight, hoping he can get the job done. The young southpaw has posted a decent 3.67 ERA, but has surprisingly struggled against left-handed batters, allowing a .329 opponent average to lefty swingers. The solid ground ball pitcher will look to keep the baseball in the dirt tonight against a Seattle team that has the third-highest launch angle in the league. 

The Mariners have Logan Gilbert taking the hill, and they shouldn’t be too worried about his 4.74 ERA. In his last two starts, Gilbert threw six innings and allowed two earned runs with nine strikeouts against the Boston Red Sox, then followed that performance by allowing just one run in seven solid innings against the Kansas City Royals.

Here’s how the odds for the AL West matchup look on WynnBET Sportsbook.

Mariners vs. Angels Odds


Seattle -130

Los Angeles +110

Run Line:

Seattle -1.5 (+125)

Los Angeles +1.5 (-150)


8.5 (Over +100/Under -120)

Despite the amazing numbers this season by Shohei Ohtani at the plate, this Los Angeles offense is just not clicking. The Angels have scored more than five runs in a game just one time since September 1st (nine runs against the White Sox on Sept. 16th). It certainly doesn’t help when Ohtani has batted just .234 (11-for-47) with two home runs and two RBI in the last 15 games. Plus, it’s hard to expect a team to put up any offense when the manager continues to put Phil Gosselin in the middle of the lineup. Just another case of Joe Maddon being Joe Maddon.

I would expect a big day from this Mariners lineup that has hit left-handers well. Second baseman Ty France has batted .302 against lefties this season and is batting .400 (10-for-25) in the last week. Although third baseman Kyle Seager has hit just .215 this year, he’s batting .360 (9-for-25) over the last week and has a hitting splits that is too noticeable to ignore. Seager is batting .261 on the road compared to .163 at home, clearly seeing the ball better away from T-Mobile Park in Seattle; he will be in Anaheim tonight. 

The Mariners are pushing for a playoff spot and look like the bet to make tonight at -130.

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