Los Angeles Angels at Oakland Athletics 9/22/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 9/21/2014
Monday, September 22, 2014
O.co Coliseum in Oakland
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Lefty C.J. Wilson (13-9) will try to win his fourth game in a row when he and the Los Angeles Angels take on Jeff Samardzija (4-5) and the Oakland Athletics on Monday night.
C.J. Wilson had one of his best starts of the season last Wednesday when he defeated the Seattle Mariners at home. He pitched seven scoreless innings in that game and gave up just one run while striking out seven hitters and walking three. He lowered his ERA to 4.42 with that win and he has struck out 149 batters in 169 innings this season.
A's veteran Jonny Gomes is 7-for-22 against Wilson in his career with two doubles, a home run and three RBI. Outfielder Coco Crisp is just 7-for-40 against the left-hander with five walks and nine strikeouts.
Jeff Samardzija only ended up with a no decision last Wednesday despite pitching eight scoreless innings in that outing. The right-hander gave up just four hits in that game and struck out 10 batters without walking anyone. Samardzija has only given up 178 hits in 205.2 innings this year and he currently owns a 2.98 ERA.
One player on the Angels who Samardzija doesn't like facing is first baseman Albert Pujols, who is 7-for-16 against him with a double, three home runs and nine RBI. David Freese is just 2-for-14 against him with two RBI and six strikeouts.
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
Los Angeles Angels are 77-73-5 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Los Angeles Angels is 1
Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
Oakland Athletics are 73-72-9 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Oakland Athletics is 1
Injuries to Watch
Los Angeles Angels
09/21/14 LF Josh Hamilton Chest out indefinitely
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)
09/21/14 C Derek Norris Rest is not expected to be in the starting lineup Sunday vs. Philadelphia Phillies
09/10/14 CF Craig Gentry Concussion out indefinitely
08/25/14 C John Jaso Concussion 15-day DL (9/8)
06/24/14 1B Kyle Blanks Calf 60-day DL (6/23)
03/30/14 P A.J. Griffin Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
03/30/14 P Fernando Rodriguez Elbow 15-day DL (3/21)
03/28/14 P Jarrod Parker Elbow 60-day DL (3/20), out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Oakland
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