Los Angeles Angels at Kansas City Royals 10/6/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 10/5/2014
Monday, October 6, 2014
Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City
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If necessary on Monday night, Jered Weaver will make his second start of these playoffs when he and the Los Angeles Angels take on Jeremy Guthrie and the Kansas City Royals.
Last week, Jered Weaver ended up with a no decision in Game 1 of the ALDS after pitching seven strong innings against the Royals. He gave up just two runs on three hits in that outing while walking two batters and striking out six.
Royals veteran Josh Willingham has three hits in 14 at-bats against Weaver in his career with two home runs and five strikeouts. Weaver has held Billy Butler to just six hits in 32 at-bats and he has struck him out six times.
Right-hander Jeremy Guthrie made 32 starts for the Royals this season and ended up going 13-11 with a 4.13 ERA and a 1.303 WHIP. In 202.2 innings on the mound, he was only able to strike out 124 batters, but he also only walked 49 of them. Guthrie finished the season well by going 3-0 in his final three starts with a 0.44 ERA.
Guthrie made one start against the Angels this season and finished with a no decision after giving up four runs (three earned) in 6.2 innings of work. Veteran outfielder Josh Hamilton has 10 hits in 31 at-bats against Guthrie in his career with three doubles and four home runs.
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
Los Angeles Angels are 80-79-5 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Los Angeles Angels is 0.8
Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
Kansas City Royals are 74-83-8 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Kansas City Royals is 0.2
Injuries to Watch
Los Angeles Angels
09/19/14 LF Josh Hamilton Chest is downgraded to expected to miss Friday vs. Texas Rangers
09/16/14 P Matt Shoemaker Ribs not expected to make next scheduled start
08/22/14 P Garrett Richards Knee 60-day DL (8/21), out for season
08/01/14 P Tyler Skaggs Forearm 60-day DL (7/31), out for season
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)
Kansas City Royals
09/03/14 2B Christian Colon Finger 15-day DL (9/7)
08/14/14 P Scott Downs Neck 15-day DL (8/3)
03/30/14 P Luke Hochevar Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
Tony's Pick: Take Kansas City
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