Los Angeles Angels at Cleveland Indians Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 6/16/2014
Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 6:05 PM on FSW, STOh
Progressive Field, Cleveland, Ohio
Los Angeles Angels - Shoemaker, M (3-1) vs. Cleveland Indians - Tomlin, J (4-3)
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Tuesday night, the Los Angeles Angels will take the field behind Matt Shoemaker as they face the Cleveland Indians and Josh Tomlin. Shoemaker will be making his 6th start and 11th appearance as Tomlin makes his 8th start and 9th appearance.
Matt Shoemaker pitched just 1/3rd of an inning in relief his last time out and brings a 3- 1 record with a 4.19 ERA into this start. Prior to his last appearance, Shoemaker pitched to a no-decision after 5 innings of work where he allowed 4 runs on 9 hits (including a home run). Last season, Shoemaker started just 1 game for the Angels and he pitched 5 innings and allowed 2 hits and 2 walks while striking out 5 in that outing.
Shoemaker has never pitched against the Indians and he will have to rely on the scouting report and any help he can get from the rest of the staff to decide on a plan of attack against the Tribe.
Josh Tomlin took the loss in his last outing and that lowered his record to 4 – 3 with a 3.33 ERA. In that start, Tomlin surrendered 4 runs on 9 hits (including a home run) in 5.2 innings as he walked 2 and struck out 3. Tomlin threw over 100 pitches for the 4th straight game and he is averaging over 100 pitches per start. That many pitches could catch up to him later in the season especially since he pitched in just 1 game last season after undergoing Tommy John surgery in 2012.
Tomlin has only faced 6 of the Angels in the past and only 2 of the 6 have hits off of him. Brennan Boesch is 1 for 6 with an RBI against Tomlin while Howie Kendrick is 2 of 5 against the right-hander.
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
Los Angeles Angels are 37-28-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Los Angeles Angels is 0.5
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
Cleveland Indians are 36-31-3 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Cleveland Indians is -0.2
Injuries to Watch
Los Angeles Angels
06/16/14 P Fernando Salas Shoulder 15-day DL (6/15)
06/15/14 SS Erick Aybar Hip questionable
06/09/14 P Tyler Skaggs Hamstring 15-day DL (6/9)
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)
06/12/14 1B Jason Giambi Knee 15-day DL (6/12)
05/22/14 P Zach McAllister Back 15-day DL (5/21)
05/15/14 RF Nyjer Morgan Knee 60-day DL (5/14)
Josh's Pick: Take Cleveland
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