Los Angeles Angels at Oakland Athletics Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 5/29/2014
Friday, May 30, 10:05 PM on FSW, CSCA
O.co Coliseum, Oakland, California
Los Angeles Angels - Richards, G (4-1) vs. Oakland Athletics - Pomeranz, D (4-2)
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26-year-old right-hander Garrett Richards will start for the Los Angeles Angels on Friday and will face off against Drew Pomeranz and the Oakland Athletics.
Garrett Richards didn't end up with a win in his start against the Kansas City Royals last weekend, but he certainly pitched well enough to get one. He went seven innings in that game and allowed three runs on five hits while walking two and striking out seven. Richards has a 4-1 record this season with a 3.00 ERA and has allowed just 50 hits in 66 innings.
Brandon Moss is one player in the Athletics' lineup who Richards dies not like to face. The first baseman has gotten six hits against him in 16 at-bats with three doubles, a home run and three RBI.
Drew Pomeranz had his three-game winning streak snapped on Sunday when he was defeated by the Toronto Blue Jays on the road. He went just four innings in that game and allowed two runs on five hits while walking a season-worst four batters and striking out three. In 32.2 innings of work this year, the left-hander is 4-2 with a 1.38 ERA and has allowed just 24 hits.
Chris Iannetta is 1-for-2 against Pomeranz in his career and is the only player on the Angels who has hit a home run off of him. Shortstop John McDonald has two hits in four at-bats with two walks.
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
Los Angeles Angels are 27-22-2 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Los Angeles Angels is 0.9
Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
Oakland Athletics are 26-23-3 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Oakland Athletics is 1.9
Injuries to Watch
Los Angeles Angels
05/28/14 P Sean Burnett Elbow 15-day DL
05/12/14 3B Ian Stewart Hand 15-day DL (5/11)
04/17/14 P Ryan Brasier Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
04/16/14 P Dane De La Rosa Shoulder 15-day DL (4/13)
04/10/14 RF Josh Hamilton Thumb 15-day DL (4/9)
03/30/14 P Brian Moran Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
05/09/14 P Ryan Cook Forearm 15-day DL (5/9)
04/04/14 SS Jake Elmore Quad 60-day DL (3/28)
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 Eric O'Flaherty Elbow 60-day DL (2/17)
03/28/14 P Jarrod Parker Elbow 60-day DL (3/20), out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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