Chicago White Sox vs. Los Angeles Angels Pick-Odds-Prediction - 7/1/14 Game Two
Los Angeles Angels (45-35) at Chicago White Sox (39-44)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at 8:10 pm (U.S. Cellular Field)
Jered Weaver (R) (8-6) (3.335) vs. Scott Carroll (R) (1-4) (6.894)
The Line: Chicago White Sox +145 / Los Angeles Angels -155 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-Chicago, FS-West
The Chicago White Sox tangle with the Los Angeles Angels in game two of their doubleheader Tuesday night.
It's been several years but the American League West was once dominated by the Angels although not so much in recent seasons. The team has been something of an afterthought recently although there has been a decent talent base. This season we are seeing a different team thus far as they have avoided the slow starts that have plagued them in previous years. The difference has been an improved rotation and a more consistent offense and the team will need more of both going forward to compete in a more competitive division. The Angels turn to Jered Weaver in game two of their twin bill with the White Sox. Weaver is 8-6 with a 3.33 ERA covering 17 starts.
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The White Sox were a challenger in the American League Central several years back but they are not the same team. The team has not completely started over from those teams but there are enough new faces throughout the lineup and the rotation to say the team is rebuilding on the fly. Obviously Chicago is not where they want to be from a competitive standpoint but they are building a solid talent base in all areas. I don't see Chicago as being a big threat in the division right now but I also don't believe they are all that far away with every day that goes by meaning the team is gaining more and more experience. Scott Carroll toes the rubber in the night cap of the DH with Los Angeles on Tuesday night. Carroll is 2-4 on the season with a 4.76 ERA over six starts.
I know Weaver hasn't been as dominant as we have seen but he does have the advantage on the mound in this spot. If the offense gets him some runs I like the Angels chances...