Seattle Mariners @ Los Angeles Angels Matchup Preview - August 17th, 2022
Right-hander George Kirby is expected to start today for Seattle, while right-hander Touki Toussaint gets the nod at home for Los Angeles. Kirby enters this contest with a 3.39 ERA, backed up by a 3.49 FIP (which is a better measure of the things a pitcher can control). Toussaint, meanwhile, has a 4.84 FIP underlying his 2.70 ERA. The last time George Kirby was on the bump, he recorded the win as the Mariners defeated the Rangers 6-2. He left allowing 2 earned runs and recording 5 strikeouts with 1 walk. Toussaint's last start was against the Athletics, when the Angels won 5-4. Over 5 innings pitched, he allowed 0 earned runs with 2 hits. He also recorded 6 strikeouts with 2 walks.
Seattle Mariners Insights
George Kirby has a large reverse platoon split and is fortunate enough to be facing 6 opposite-handed bats today.
J.P. Crawford has primarily hit in the top-half of the batting order this season (80% of the time), but he is penciled in 6th in the lineup in this game.
The Seattle Mariners bullpen profiles as the best in Major League Baseball, via THE BAT.
Los Angeles Angels Insights
Touki Toussaint was firing on all cylinders in his last outing and allowed 0 ER.
The Seattle Mariners don't have any same-handed relief pitchers in their bullpen, so Jose Rojas is guaranteed to hold the platoon advantage against every reliever the whole game.
Kurt Suzuki has a high pull rate on his flyballs (40.4% — 99th percentile) and will be challenged by the league's 10th-deepest LF fences today.
The Los Angeles Angels have hit the 1st Five Innings (F5) Total Under in 27 of their last 52 games at home (+6.90 Units / 12% ROI)
The Seattle Mariners have hit the Moneyline in 35 of their last 53 games (+16.95 Units / 25% ROI)
Sam Haggerty has hit the Singles Over in 8 of his last 11 games (+7.75 Units / 70% ROI)