Los Angeles Angels at Chicago White Sox 6/30/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 6/29/2014
Monday, June 30, 2014, 8:10 PM on FSW, WCIU
U.S. Cellular Field, Chicago, Illinois
Los Angeles Angels - Richards, G (8-2) vs. Chicago White Sox - Noesi, H (2-5)
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Monday night, the Los Angeles Angels will take the field behind Garrett Richards as they take on the Chicago White Sox and Hector Noesi. Richards makes his 17th start as Noesi makes his 12 start and 18th appearance.
Garrett Richards won his 2nd straight in his last outing and that took his record to 8 – 2 with a 2.76 ERA. In the win, Richards surrendered 2 runs and 4 hits (including a homer) in 7.1 innings as he walked 5 and struck out 5. Richards is on a nice streak with 4 wins and a no-decision in his last 5 starts. He is already ahead of last season’s record of 7 – 8 with a save and an ERA of 4.16 in 17 starts and 30 relief appearances.
In 2013, Richards didn’t factor in the decisions of the 3 games he appeared in against the White Sox. But he gave up 5 runs on 6 hits in 3.2 innings. Chicago is batting .444 against Richards with 8 hits, a homer and 4 RBIs in 18 at-bats.
Hector Noesi pitched to his 2nd straight no-decision in his last start and that held his record at 2 - 5 with an ERA of 5.07. In the outing, Noesi gave up 2 runs on 9 hits in 7 innings. He didn’t issue any walks as he struck out 2. In 2013, Noesi was 0 – 1 with a 6.59 ERA in a start and 11 relief appearances for the Seattle Mariners.
Last season, Noesi pitched just 3.1 innings of relief against the Angels. He allowed a run on 2 hits. This season, while with the Texas Rangers, Noesi pitched an inning of relief against Los Angeles. He gave up 2 runs on 1 hit with 2 strikeouts.
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
Los Angeles Angels are 41-31-5 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Los Angeles Angels is 0.6
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
Chicago White Sox are 43-34-3 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Chicago White Sox is -0.5
Injuries to Watch
Los Angeles Angels
06/18/14 P Tyler Skaggs Hamstring 15-day DL (6/9)
06/16/14 P Fernando Salas Shoulder 15-day DL (6/15)
05/28/14 P Sean Burnett Elbow 15-day DL (5/29), out for season
05/12/14 3B Ian Stewart Hand 15-day DL (5/11)
04/17/14 P Ryan Brasier Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
03/30/14 P Brian Moran Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
Chicago White Sox
06/27/14 CF Adam Eaton Leg questionable
05/20/14 P Matt Lindstrom Ankle 15-day DL (5/20)
04/19/14 P Felipe Paulino Shoulder 15-day DL (4/19)
04/10/14 RF Avisail Garcia Shoulder 60-day DL (4/9); out for season
04/04/14 P Nate Jones Hip 60-day DL (4/4)
Tony's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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