Los Angeles Angels vs. Philadelphia Phillies Pick-Odds-Prediction - 8/13/14
Philadelphia Phillies (53-66) at Los Angeles Angels (68-49)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 10:05 pm (Angel Stadium)
AJ Burnett (R) (6-12) (4.290) vs. Jered Weaver (R) (12-7) (3.685)
The Line: Los Angeles Angels -200 / Philadelphia Phillies +180 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Angels hope to go on a run with the Philadelphia Phillies in town.
Philadelphia has gone from hot to not and that has them searching for ways to escape the basement in the National League East. The Phillies took a step back from their goal with a 7-2 loss versus the Angels on Tuesday night. Newly acquired Jerome Williams gave up a pair of runs on five hits over 5.1 frames before Antonio Bastardo was charged with five runs in only 1/3 of an inning. The offense couldn't keep up with seven hits that saw Ryan Howard and Marlon Byrd drive in runs. A struggling AJ Burnett looks to right the ship when he takes the hill versus the Angels. Burnett has dropped his last three where he has given up 13 runs on 22 hits over 12 innings of work.
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The Angels were breathing down the backs of Oakland a few short weeks ago and refused to be shaken. However the offense has suddenly stopped producing with defeats in five of six being the result. The offense finally produced and CJ Wilson finally threw the ball well with both runs plated on seven hits through 6.2 innings that upped his record to 9-8. The bats pounded out eleven hits with Kole Calhoun going 3-4 with a homer and a pair of RBI's while David Freese doubling in two runs and scoring. Jered Weaver is scheduled to take the ball versus Philadelphia for the second time in 2014. Weaver is coming in off a 4-2 loss to visiting Boston with all four runs plated on seven hits over six frames.
I'm wondering if the Angels have broken out of their offensive slump although one game doesn't mean much. I still think there are more advantages favoring the home team...