Texas Rangers at Los Angeles Angels 9/19/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 9/18/2014
Friday, September 19, 2014
Angel Stadium of Anaheim in Anaheim
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Lisalverto Bonilla (1-0) will make the second start of his career for the Texas Rangers on Friday night when they face left-hander Hector Santiago (5-8) and the Los Angeles Angels.
In his first Major League start last week, Lisalverto Bonilla picked up the win by beating the Atlanta Braves at home. He went six innings in that outing and gave up two runs on four hits while walking four and striking out three. He now has a 4.66 ERA in 9.2 innings and he has struck out six batters.
Angels first baseman Efren Navarro has already faced Lisalverto Bonilla once and hit an RBI triple off of him. Right fielder Kole Calhoun also faced the right-hander once earlier this season and was struck out.
On Sunday, Hector Santiago could only make it through two innings against the Houston Astros and ended up losing the game. He gave up three runs on five hits in that start and walked a season-high five batters while striking out four. Santiago has a pretty good 3.55 ERA on the year and has struck out 103 hitters in 119 innings of work.
Angels outfielder Brennan Boesch doesn't have a hit against Santiago in five plate appearances, but he has been walked four times in those matchups. Those Angels who have faced Santiago are a combined 1-for-14 with six walks and three strikeouts.
Injuries to Watch
09/17/14 RF Michael Choice Hamstring out for season
09/12/14 P Scott Baker Tricep "?" next start
09/05/14 RF Alex Rios Thumb out indefinitely
08/29/14 LF James Adduci Concussion 15-day DL (9/12)
08/26/14 LF Shin-Soo Choo Elbow 60-day DL (8/26), out for season
08/13/14 P Yu Darvish Elbow 60-day DL (8/10); out for season
06/11/14 P Tanner Scheppers Elbow 60-day DL (6/11)
06/10/14 1B Mitch Moreland Ankle 15-day DL (6/8)
06/04/14 P Alexi Ogando Elbow 60-day DL (6/3)
06/04/14 P Matt Harrison Back 60-day DL (5/14), out for season
05/22/14 1B Prince Fielder Neck 60-day DL (5/17)
05/21/14 P Martin Perez Elbow 60-day DL (5/11)
04/25/14 3B Kevin Kouzmanoff Back 60-day DL (4/23); out for season
04/23/14 P Pedro Figueroa Elbow 60-day DL (4/23)
03/31/14 2B Jurickson Profar Shoulder 60-day DL (3/23)
03/28/14 RF Engel Beltre Leg 60-day DL (3/26)
Los Angeles Angels
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)
Josh's Pick: Take Texas
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