Sunday, May 1, 2016
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Garrett Richards vs. Cole Hamels
The Los Angeles Angels visit Globe Life Park on Sunday to play the Texas Rangers. The probable starters are Garrett Richards for the Angels and Cole Hamels for the Rangers. The Angels have a 9-13-2 over/under record and a 11-13-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 46% of the time. The Rangers are 12-11-0 against the run line and have a 11-12-0 over/under record. They cover the spread 52% of the time.
The Angels head into this matchup with a 11-12 record, including 5-6 on the road. Starting pitcher Garrett Richards has a 1-3 record with an earned run average of 2.35 and a WHIP of 1.27. He has 30 strikeouts over his 30.2 innings pitched and he has given up 25 hits so far this season. He has allowed 7.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.44. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.30 and they have given up 53 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .204 against the bullpen while being struck out 47 times and walking 23 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.79 batters per nine. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 3.60. The Angels pitchers have collectively given up 179 base hits and 80 earned runs. They have allowed 27 home runs this season and they allow 1.2 homers per nine innings as a staff. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 73 batters and struck out 158. They walk 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 6.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.23 and their FIP as a unit is 4.43.
As a team, Los Angeles is batting .245, good for 15th in the league while putting together a .269 average away from home. The Angels hold a .370 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321 which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 14th in baseball with 8.42 hits per game. Mike Trout comes into this game hitting .305 and his on-base percentage is at .402. He has 25 hits this season along with 12 runs scored and 13 runs batted in. He's struck out 22 times and has walked 14 times. Kole Calhoun is hitting .256 and he has an on-base percentage of .330. He has totaled 21 hits so far while scoring 10 runs and he's driven in 9. He has walked 7 times and has struck out 17 times. The Angels have 171 hits, including 26 doubles and 21 home runs. They've stolen 4 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 7 times. Los Angeles has walked 69 times this season and they've struck out 120 times as a unit. They've left 132 men on base and have a team OPS of .653. They score 3.39 runs per contest and have scored a total of 78 runs so far this year.
Texas comes into this matchup with a 9-4 home record and a 13-10 overall mark. With an earned run average of 2.52, Cole Hamels has a 3-0 record and a 1.24 WHIP. He has 23 strikeouts over the 25 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 20 hits. He has allowed 7.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.12. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.66 and they have given up 66 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .258 against the Rangers bullpen while being struck out 58 times and walking 21 times this season. As a team, Texas has allowed 8.36 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.74 batters per nine. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.68. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 191 base knocks and 84 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 34 home runs this year and they give up 1.5 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Texas as a staff has walked 76 hitters and struck out 154. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 6.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.30 while their FIP as a staff is 5.00.
As a team, they are batting .251, good for 13th in the league while putting together a .259 average at home. The Rangers hold a .386 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314 which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 16th in baseball with 8.22 hits per contest. Adrian Beltre comes into this matchup batting .287 and he has an OBP of .337. He has 25 hits this year along with 9 runs scored and 13 RBI. He's struck out 7 times and has walked on 7 occasions. Elvis Andrus is hitting .333 and he has an OBP of .367. He has collected 24 hits so far while he's scored 8 runs and drove in 13. He has earned a walk 5 times and has punched out 9 times. The Rangers as a unit have 189 base hits, including 39 doubles and 19 homers. They have 11 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 7 times. Texas as a team has walked 63 times this year and they have struck out 168 times. They've had 136 men left on base and have an OPS of .701. They score 4.3 runs per game and have totaled 99 runs so far this season.
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 9-13-2 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Angels are 11-13-0 against the run line so far this season
Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 11-12-0 against the over/under so far this season
The Texas Rangers are 12-11-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Los Angeles Angels
04/29/16 P Huston Street Oblique 15-day DL (4/28)
04/17/16 LF Daniel Nava Knee 15-day DL (4/16)
04/06/16 P Andrew Heaney Shoulder 15-day DL (4/4)
04/03/16 P C.J. Wilson Shoulder 15-day DL (3/25)
04/26/16 P Cole Hamels Groin "?" for next scheduled start
04/21/16 P Keone Kela Elbow 15-day DL (4/20)
04/11/16 C Robinson Chirinos Forearm 60-day DL (4/9)
04/10/16 RF Shin-Soo Choo Calf 15-day DL (4/9)
04/10/16 P Tanner Schepper Knee 60-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 RF Josh Hamilton Knee 15-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Luke Jackson Back 15-day DL (3/25)
04/03/16 C Chris Gimenez Ankle 15-day DL (3/27)
04/03/16 P Yu Darvish Elbow 15-day DL (3/25)
Tony's Pick: Take the Rangers
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