The Seattle Mariners came up with a big miss last night against the Los Angeles Angels. In a game that would have been a huge win, the Mariners came up short in a 2-1 loss. The Mariners had numerous chances to score more than a run.
They had runners on the corners with no outs late in the game and came up with nothing. The bottom of the 9th presented an opportunity for the Mariners as well, but again, they failed to come up with anything. Kyle Seager led the inning off with a double, but Raisel Iglesias shut the door.
— Los Angeles Angels (@Angels) October 2, 2021
That’s on the Mariners. It was a very winnable game that they just passed up on. You can’t have that with RISP inning after inning and score only 1 run. As red-hot as the Mariners have been over the last month, they can’t afford to give up in the final weekend of the season.
With the loss last night, the Mariners are a game behind the Boston Red Sox for the last wildcard. The Yankees are a half game up on the Red Sox, but lost again on Saturday for back-to-back losses versus the Rays.
This race is going to get really interesting on Sunday, and the Mariners need a win if they’re going to want a seat at the table tomorrow afternoon. The Mariners have done a fantastic job to put themselves in this position to begin with, though.
— Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) October 2, 2021
They have won 10 of their last 12 attempts, but can’t go on a skid to finish the year. Prior to the loss on Friday, the Mariners were on a four-game winning streak and playing with all of the confidence in the world. We’ll see if they lost any confidence after last night’s loss. Head below for our free Angels vs. Mariners pick on October 2, 2021.
Los Angeles Angels vs. Seattle Mariners Live Odds and Betting History:
The following odds are courtesy of BetOnline:
|LA Angels||+1.5 (-126)||+168||Over 8 (-118)|
|Seattle Mariners||-1.5 (+106)||-183||Under 8 (-103)|
|Team Data||LA Angels||Seattle Mariners|
|Batting Average Away/Home||.223||.211|
|Runs Per 9||4.55||4.37|
|Team ERA Away/Home||4.92||3.84|
Angels vs. Mariners Prediction:
The Mariners will turn to Chris Flexen to deliver a big performance at T-Mobile Park. He’s been a reliable member of the rotation, and has played a role in getting the Mariners in this position to go to the postseason.
Flexen is going into this one with an ERA of 3.67 and a 1.25 WHIP. It’s been a breakout season for Flexen after struggling in his first three years in the majors. Flexen posted an ERA of 3.06 and a 1.19 WHIP in his previous three starts. He’s been in better form in Seattle than on the road.
Flexen has a 3.31 ERA and 1.17 WHIP at T-Mobile Park as opposed to a 4.06 ERA and 1.34 WHIP on the road. Note that the Angels are hitting just .185 with 3 RBIs versus Flexen in 46 at-bats. In a game where the Mariners need a big start from him, I think Flexen gets up and goes.
LA Angels vs. Seattle Mariners Betting Trends:
- Record (Last 10): 4-6
- 4-10 overall in their previous 14 games
- 4-1 overall in their previous five games as a road underdog
- 3-8 overall in their previous 11 games versus a team with a winning record
- 5-14 overall in their previous 19 games versus the AL West
- 1-4 overall in their previous five games versus a right-handed starter
- Jhonathan Diaz ERA (Last 3): 3.12
- Record (Last 10): 8-2
- 10-2 overall in their previous 12 games
- 6-1 overall in their previous seven games after scoring 2 or less runs
- 4-1 overall in their previous five games after a loss
- 4-1 overall in their previous five games versus a left-handed starter
- UNDER is 4-1 in their previous five games
- Chris Flexen ERA (Last 3): 3.06
The Angels are giving rookie Jhonathan Davis a chance at the end of the season. He made two appearances on September 17 and September 25. His first start didn’t go according to plan, as Davis was tagged for 2 hits and 2 earned runs in 1.2 innings.
Davis responded against the Mariners in a 14-1 win. He conceded 3 hits and 1 earned run in the winning effort in Anaheim. Can he do it in back-to-back spots? The Mariners have had a chance to see his stuff, which should help in their favor. After laying an egg last night, expect the Mariners to get back on track. At plus money the runline is worth considering.