Seattle Mariners vs Los Angeles Angels – 6/27/15 MLB Fantasy Sports, Baseball Picks, Odds & Predictions
A couple of AL West clubs get together over national television on Saturday as the Seattle Mariners meet the LA Angels on June 27th. Follow your MLB draft rosters at 7:15PM Eastern Time from Anaheim over FOX TV.
As these two clubs opened up their weekend series on Friday it was Anaheim winning four of the six previous meetings of the year between these clubs.
It has been a disappointing year for the Mariners as the club is 33-40 heading into Game 1 of this series. The Seattle offense has been anemic as the club is 30th and last in batting average (.231) and 29th and second last in MLB in runs scored per game (3.40).
The Angels have been hovering around the .500 mark for some time now. They enter this series at 37-36. The have had trouble scoring runs pushing across just 12 runs total over their past five games. The team ranks in the lower third of the league in the major offensive categories.
Seattle Mariners RF: Nelson Cruz is the only everyday Mariners player with a batting average over .300 as he is batting .303 with 19 homers and 44 RBIs. He looks to break out of a 10 for 49 batting slump as this series opens on Friday.
Seattle Mariners 3B: Kyle Seager is hitting .265 with 11 homers and 37 RBIs. He doesn’t draw many walks with an on base percentage of .319. Seager is also battling a slump as he is 4 for 24 as they took the field on Friday night.
Seattle Mariners DH: Seth Smith is batting just .261 with six homers and 18 RBIs season to date. He has moved up his batting average in recent games with a hitting average of .280 over his past fifteen games.
Seattle Mariners CF: Austin Jackson is batting .256 with three homers and 13 RBIs. Jackson is slumping right now as he is 4 for his past 26.
Seattle Mariners 1B: Another slumping Mariner is their first basemen Logan Morris who is 5 of his past 26 as his batting average has dropped to .248 on the campaign. Morris has nine homers and 25 RBIs.
Seattle Mariners 2B: Robinson Cano is battling a major slump in his second season with the Mariners since coming over from the Yankees. Cano is batting .246 on the year with only three homers and 23 RBIs.
Seattle Mariners SS: Add Brad Miller to the slump wagon for Seattle as he is 3 for his past 23 as he took the field on Friday night.
Seattle Mariners P: J.A. Happ is 3-4 on the campaign with an ERA of 3.78 and WHIP of 1.36 in his 78 2/3rds inning of work. In his previous start Happ allowed two earned runs in five hits in a loss to Houston. Happ is 0-3 in his past three starts.
LA Angels RF: Sadly no LA Angels everyday player is hitting at least .300 this season. Mike Trout is close as he enters Friday with a mark of .296 with 18 homers and 41 RBIs. Trout is on a .340 tear the past fifteen games.
LA Angels 1B: Albert Pujols has had a great month of June. He has raised his average to .272 with 23 homers and 47 RBIs on the campaign. Pujols has seven homers over his past 15 games as the weather is heating up in Anaheim making the balls fly out of the park.
LA Angels 2B: Johnny Giavotella is batting .266 with three homers and 26 RBIs. Giovotella has heated up in June after a very slow start to the season.
LA Angels RF: Kole Calhoun is battling a 5 for 28 batting slump. His average has dropped down to .262 on the campaign. He has six homers and 32 RBIs this year.
LA Angels SS: Erick Aybar is batting .333 over his past seven games. He is coming off a 3 hit game on Wednesday.
LA Angels P: Garrett Richards is 7-5 on the year with an ERA of 3.66 and WHIP of 1.26. He rebounded with three good starts after his poor outing June 6th in New York where he couldn’t get out of the first inning by giving up six earned runs.
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P: Garrett Richards (Angels)
1B: Albert Pujols (Angels)
CF: Mike Trout (Angels)
RF: Nelson Crus (Angels)
3B: Kyle Seager (Mariners)
SS: Erick Aybar (Angels)