Texas Rangers at Los Angeles Angels Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 5/3/2014
Sunday, May 4, 3:35 PM on FSSW, FSW
Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Anaheim, California
Texas Rangers - Darvish, Y (1-1) vs. Los Angeles Angels - Skaggs, T (2-0)
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Sunday afternoon, Yu Darvish and the Texas Rangers will take on Tyler Skaggs and the Los Angeles Angels. Both pitchers will be making their 6th starts of the season.
Yu Darvish saw his record fall to 1 – 1 and his ERA rise to 2.59 after taking the loss in his last start. The outing was Darvish’s worst of the season after he lasted just 3.1 innings and surrendered 4 runs (all earned) on 6 hits with 2 walks and 4 strikeouts. After surrendering no runs in his first two starts, Darvish has surrendered 9 in his last 3 starts. Last season, Darvish was 13 - 9 with an ERA of 2.83 in 32 starts.
In 2013, Darvish was 3 – 0 with a 3.04 ERA in 4 starts against the Angels. Darvish has pitched well against the Angels but he will need to be careful with Mike Trout. Trout is batting .321 with 4 homers and 6 RBIs against Darvish.
Tyler Skaggs comes into this one after pitching to a no decision in his last start. His record stayed at 2 – 0 and his ERA went up slightly to 3.34 after 7 innings of work where he allowed 3 runs (all on a three run homer) on 4 hits with a walk and 6 strikeouts. The 6 strikeouts were the most so far this season for him. Last season, Skaggs was 2 – 3 with an ERA of 5.12 in 7 starts.
In 2013, Skaggs won his only start against the Rangers after pitching 6 innings of shutout ball and allowing just 3 hits and 3 walks while striking out 9. Texas’ Jurickson Profar is the only current Ranger to have a hit against Skaggs.
Texas Rangers Betting Trends
Texas Rangers are 14-12-1 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Texas Rangers is -0.4
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
Los Angeles Angels are 18-8-0 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Los Angeles Angels is 1.3
Injuries to Watch
04/25/14 3B Kevin Kouzmanoff Back 15-day DL (4/23)
04/23/14 P Pedro Figueroa Elbow 15-day DL (4/23)
04/19/14 LF James Adduci Finger 15-day DL (4/19)
04/18/14 P Tanner Scheppers Elbow 15-day DL (4/18)
04/08/14 P Joe Saunders Ankle 15-day DL (4/5)
03/31/14 C Geovany Soto Knee 60-day DL (3/30)
03/31/14 2B Jurickson Profar Shoulder 60-day DL (3/23)
03/28/14 P Derek Holland Knee 60-day DL (3/3)
03/28/14 RF Engel Beltre Leg 60-day DL (3/26)
03/28/14 P Joe Ortiz Foot 60-day DL (2/14)
Los Angeles Angels
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)
04/15/14 RF Kole Calhoun Ankle 15-day DL (4/15)
04/10/14 RF Josh Hamilton Thumb 15-day DL (4/9)
03/30/14 P Brian Moran Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
03/30/14 P Sean Burnett Forearm 15-day DL (3/21)
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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