Two starting pitchers headed in different directions will face off on Tuesday night when the Angels host the Mariners in the second game of a four-game series. While Joe Blanton fights to remain in the Los Angeles rotation, Seattle's Jeremy Bonderman will look to continue an inspiring comeback.

The Angels have recently rebounded from a disappointing start to the season, winning four of their last five games.

"I think there's no doubt that we did some of the things on the field that we need to see more of," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. "… We're starting to do many more things that we need to do on the field to generate wins and we need that to continue."

Now, they just need starter Joe Blanton to do the same. If he doesn't start to turn it around against Seattle, Scioscia has hinted that he may not be around much longer.

The right-hander has a 1-10 record despite his six quality starts, and has a 5.87 ERA. The Angels hope that he can make the necessary adjustments to salvage his season.

For Seattle, Jeremy Bonderman will make his fourth start as he continues his comeback after being out of baseball since 2010.

The 30-year-old had a rough debut against the Twins on June 2, but since then has allowed just one run and six hits in 14 innings against the Yankees and Astros. He's working on 13 consecutive scoreless innings after shutting out Houston for eight innings in his last start, before winding up with a no-decision when the Astros rallied against closer Tom Wilhelmsen in the ninth.

Bonderman's fastball ticked up to 92-94 mph against the Astros as he continues getting stronger, but he said he's not worrying about that.

"I'm just trying to work the bottom half of the zone," he said. "I don't worry about velocity too much. The ball feels good, my arm feels good. So as long as my arm feels good, I don't really care about it."