Los Angeles Angels vs. New York Yankees Pick-Odds-Prediction - 5/5/14
New York Yankees (16-13) at Los Angeles Angels (15-14)
MLB Baseball: Monday, May 5, 2014 at 10:05 pm (Angel Stadium)
Pitcher TBA () (0-0) (0.00) vs. Jered Weaver (R) (2-2) (4.000)
The Line: Los Angeles Angels -154 / New York Yankees +144 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The New York Yankees head to the west coast to take the field with the Los Angeles Angels Monday.
The Yankees once had sole ownership of first in the American League East but now sit in a virtual tie with Baltimore. The Bronx Bombers have been struggling at the plate over the last ten with more then four runs scored twice which has resulted in a 4-6 record. The scoring woes continued Sunday in a 5-1 loss to Tampa Bay with CC Sabathia not helping with a short outing. Sabathia was charged with all five runs on ten hits in 3.2 frames. The bats produced seven hits and walked twice with Yangervis Solarte knocking in the lone run. The Yankees give David Phelps the ball for his first start of the season against a dangerous Angels club. Phelps has made nine appearances out of the pen where he has a 0-0 record and 3.86 ERA in 11.2 innings.
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The Angels have to win series when the opportunity is there for the taking and more so against Oakland and Texas. That didn't happen against the Rangers in Sunday's rubber match with the LAA falling 14-5 in a game that was decided early with Texas up 9-3 after four innings. Starter Tyler Skaggs lasted just 2.2 innings with six runs allowed followed by Kevin Jepsen giving up three more in 1.1 before Nick Maronde who was tagged for five 9th inning runs. The bats totaled nine hits with Erick Aybar, Mike Trout and Albert Pujols recording RBI's. Ace Jered Weaver will be on the bump Monday when the Yankees pay a visit. Weaver picked up a 6-4 decision over visiting Cleveland last time out with two runs plated on eight hits over 5.1 innings.
I'm not a big fan of Phelps and I see danger with the Yankees struggling as well. Weaver has been hit hard by New York at times so I'm not willing to pay the price regardless of my feelings for Phelps...