Seattle Mariners vs. Los Angeles Angels Preview and Predictions 07-14-2019 in MLB
The All-Star break did nothing to slow down Los Angeles Angels superstar Mike Trout, who has collected eight home runs and 18 RBIs over his last seven games. Trout looks to continue his torrid pace on Sunday, when the Angels aim for a sweep of their three-game series against the visiting Seattle Mariners.
Trout belted his 30th homer in Saturday's 9-2 victory and Albert Pujols contributed four RBIs for the Angels, who recorded a combined no-hitter on Friday and have outscored the Mariners 22-2 in the first two games of the set. Trout is batting .411 with 16 home runs and 33 RBIs in his last 37 games against last-place Seattle, which has lost 10 of its last 12 contests. All-Star Daniel Vogelbach notched two hits in Saturday's loss, but Dylan Moore went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts and has recorded only two hits in his last 21 at-bats. The rebuilding Mariners figure to be active ahead of the July 31 trade deadline and could be looking to move a number of veterans - including Mike Leake, Dee Gordon and Tim Beckham.
TV: 4:07 p.m. ET, ROOT Northwest (Seattle), FS West (Los Angeles)
PITCHING MATCHUP: Mariners LH Yusei Kikuchi (4-6, 4.94 ERA) vs. Angels LH José Suarez (2-1, 5.40)
Kikuchi was a tough-luck loser on July 5 after allowing three runs - two earned - and four hits over seven innings versus Oakland. "Yusei threw the ball really well," Seattle manager Scott Servais told reporters. "He had good stuff, as far as the velocity and break on his pitches. I thought it was his best sequencing of his pitches that we'd seen really all year." The 28-year-old Japanese rookie is looking to build off the strong outing after posting a 7.03 ERA in five starts last month.
Suarez allowed two runs and five hits over 3 1/3 innings in a no-decision against Houston last Sunday. The 21-year-old rookie has shuffled between the Angels and the minors this season, making six starts at the major-league level in which he registered 30 strikeouts against 13 walks over 28 1/3 frames. Suarez made his major-league debut versus Seattle on June 9, allowing two runs with six strikeouts over 4 2/3 innings in a 9-3 loss at Angel Stadium.
1. Trout's 39 home runs against Seattle are his most versus any opponent.
2. There has been at least one home run hit by either team in each of the Mariners' 96 games this season.
3. Los Angeles designated OF Jarrett Parker, who went 0-for-12 with three walks and a run scored in five games this year, for assignment.
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- Elbowout for season | 10-day IL
Canning will spend the remainder of the season on the 10-day injured list with inflammation in his right elbow joint.
- BackQues Sat | questionable
Smith has been activated from the 10-day injured list after back spasms, and it has yet to be determined if he will return Saturday against the Astros.
- BackOut indefinitely | 10-day IL
Anderson has a right lat strain and spend and undetermined length of time on the 10-day injured list.
- AnkleProb Fri | 10-day IL
Simmons has been activated from the 10-day injured list after a left ankle sprain. He is likely to return to the lineup Friday against the Astros.
- RestQues Wed | questionable
Ohtani is not expected to suit up Wednesday against the Rangers due to a day of rest.
- Illnessday-to-day | probable
Ramirez has been activated from the 10-day injured list with a stomach virus. He will now have to serve a three-game suspension for throwing at a batter but is expected to be reinstated in time for Saturday's game against the White Sox.
- Restday-to-day | questionable
Ohtani is not expected to be in the starting lineup Saturday against the White Sox due to a routine night off.
- TricepQues Fri | 10-day IL
Bard has been designated for the 10-day injured list due to a right triceps contusion, and it is unclear if he will be activated prior to Friday's game against the White Sox.
- WristQues Mon | 10-day IL
O'Neill has landed on the 10-day injured list due to a strained left wrist. It is unclear if he will return Monday against the Brewers.
- Elbowout for season | 60-day IL
Bradford has been transferred to the 60-day injured list after having Tommy John surgery and is expected to miss the remainder of the season.
- ShoulderMid Sept | 10-day IL
Brennan has been designated for the 10-day injured list due to right shoulder inflammation. He is likely to return sometime in September.
- ElbowOut indefinitely | 10-day IL
Santana has been placed on the 10-day injured list with right elbow inflammation. A timetable for return has yet to be established.
- BackProb Sat | probable
Hernandez has been activated from the 60-day injured list after a Grade 1 lat strain. He is expected to return to the mound for Saturday's contest against the Blue Jays.
- HamstringEarly Sept | 10-day IL
Elias has landed on the 10-day injured list with a strained right hamstring, and he is not expected to return to the bullpen until at the start of September.
- ShoulderEarly Sept | 10-day IL
Adams has been ticketed for the 10-day injured list with a Grade 1 right shoulder strain. It is anticipated that he will remain on the shelf until at least the start of September.
- GroinEarly Sept | 10-day IL
Haniger has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a ruptured testicle, for which he has undergone surgery. He has suffered a setback in his rehabilitation and is likely to be out of commission until at least the beginning of September.
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