Seattle Mariners probable pitchers & starting lineups vs. Los Angeles Angles, May 31

After taking three out of four games against the Astros, the Mariners will a face fellow division rival, the Los Angeles Angels for a 3-game series.
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The Mariners seem to have shaken off the losing road trip from last week. They were able to take three of the four games in the previous series against the Houston Astros, and still maintain a three game lead in the American League West Division over the Texas Rangers. The Mariners' record against their division is 9-4 so far this season, but they have not faced these Los Angeles Angles yet in 2024.

The Angels look like a completely different team in 2024 than they did in previous years. No Shohei Ohtani, Mike Trout or Anthony Rendon for this series. Obviously, Ohtani left as a free agent last offseason and signed a $700 million deal with the cross-town Dodgers. Both Mike Trout and Anthony Rendon are injured and will miss a significant portion of the 2024 season.

The Angels have the worst record in the A.L. West, and have the second-worst record in the American League, only besting the Chicago White Sox. The Angels (21-35) are already 9.0 games behind the Mariners (31-27). Even without their best players, the Angels still have some talent in their lineup. First round picks Zach Neto and Nolan Schanuel are not to be overlooked.

Starting pitchers for tonight's game

  • Bryan Woo will head to the mound for tonight's game. Woo (2-0, 1.66 ERA) has been every bit as good as his earned run average suggests. Like fellow Mariners starters George Kirby and Bryce Miller, Woo has limited his walks at an insane clip. He has walked just two batters in his 21.2 innings so far this season. He also has only surrendered just 11 hits, which makes his WHIP 0.600. Small sample size yes, but he is living up to the hype. His underlying stats are eye-popping as well. The only knock on his savant page is the chase percentage, which will come up as he pitches more innings.
  • As for the Angels, they will hand the ball to Jose Soriano. Soriano (2-5, 3.61 ERA) is having a really good season, even if his team is struggling overall. He gave up four runs in his last start against the surging Cleveland Guardians, but in his previous 4 starts before the Guardians stat, he has only given up five runs total. He has a career 10.2 strikeouts per nine innings, and he does walk 4.0 batters per nine innings.

Seattle Mariners starting lineup, May 31

1. J.P. Crawford, SS
2. Josh Rojas, 3B
3. Julio Rodriguez, CF
4. Cal Raleigh, C
5. Dominic Canzone, RF
6. Ty France, 1B
7. Mitch Haniger, DH
8. Luke Fraley, LF
9. Dylan Moore, 2B

Los Angeles Angels starting lineup, May 31

1. Nolan Schanuel, 1B
2. Luis Rengifo, 2B
3. Taylor Ward, LF
4. Willie Calhoun, DH
5. Kevin Pillar, RF
6. Logan O'Hoppe, C
7. Zach Neto, SS
8. Mickey Moniak, CF
9. Luis Guillorme, 3B

Where can I stream tonight's game?

  • Tonight's first pitch is scheduled for 7:10 PM PST.
  • Tonight's game is going to be broadcast on National TV on Apple TV+.

Where can I watch tonight's game?

Where can I listen to tonight's game?

  • Mariners fans can listen to tonight's game on KIRO 710.
  • Angels fans can listen to tonight's game on KLAA 830 or KWKW 1330

Game notes

  • Only three current Angels players have a hit off of Bryan Woo: Nolan Schanuel (2), Zach Neto (1) and Mickey Moniak (1).
  • Only three current Mariners players have a hit off of Jose Soriano: Julio Rodriguez (2), J.P. Crawford (2) and Ty France (1).
  • Thorn in the side Luis Rengifo has had a monster month of May. He is hitting .368/.419/.561 this month.
  • Angels catcher Logan O'Happe has hit four home runs over his last 15 games
  • Dylan Moore has a 1.067 OPS over his last 15 games.