Chicago White Sox vs. Los Angeles Angels Pick-Odds-Prediction - 6/30/14
Los Angeles Angels (45-34) at Chicago White Sox (38-44)
MLB Baseball: Monday, June 30, 2014 at 8:10 pm (U.S. Cellular Field)
Garrett Richards (R) (8-2) (2.762) vs. Hector Noesi (R) (2-4) (4.263)
The Line: Chicago White Sox +137 / Los Angeles Angels -147 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Angels take their hot streak to U.S. Cellular Field where the Chicago White Sox await.
The Angels have really been putting the pressure on Oakland with their recent hot streak and the question is how long can they sustain such a torid pace. Los Angeles had won eight of ten heading in to Sunday's bout at Kansas City with CJ Wilson on the mound so they had a good shot at staying hot. Instead Wilson squandered a 3-0 lead with four runs plated in only 3.2 with Jason Grilli giving up an unearned walkoff run in the bottom of the 9th. Kole Calhoun and Erick Aybar slugged solo homers but the offense struggled to get going. Garrett Richards takes the ball Monday in the opener versus the White Sox on Monday. Richards has been one of the top members of the Angels rotation with an 8-2 record and 2.76 ERA.
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The White Sox are still in the mix in the American League Central if they can finish the first half of the regular season strong and then come out firing after the All Star break. Chicago has been looking good with three consecutive victories at Toronto following a 4-0 win on Sunday. Jose Quintana improved to 5-7 with a three hit shutout over seven frames with a pair of relievers finishing things off. Chicago posted eight hits and walked three times with Moises Sierra going deep while Tyler Flowers ripped a two run single. The White Sox send Hector Noesi to the bump where he faces the dangerous offense of the Angels. Noesi looks to duplicate his last outing where he gave up a pair of runs over seven frames of a 5-4 loss to Baltimore.
The Angels missed out on one Sunday which was difficult with Oakland winning and they have to avoid that from happening too often. I will give the Angels the nod but the chalk scares me a bit...