Oakland Athletics vs. Los Angeles Angels Pick-Odds-Prediction - 9/23/14
Los Angeles Angels (96-60) at Oakland Athletics (85-70)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 10:05 pm (O.co Coliseum)
Wade LeBlanc (L) (0-1) (16.216) vs. Sonny Gray (R) (13-9) (3.281)
The Line: Oakland Athletics -186 / Los Angeles Angels +176 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-California, FS-West
The Oakland Athletics hope to rack up another win at the expense of the Los Angeles Angels.
The Los Angeles Angels will probably lock up the best record in the game regardless if they finish the season hot or not. Starter CJ Wilson has been so erratic that it's almost a guess at what he will do and in the series opener versus the A's it wasn't good with six runs allowed (four earned) on two hits and four free passes in just 2/3 of an inning. The Angels posted ten hits with Albert Pujols cracking a three run homer in the 8th to give the team some late life. Wade LeBlanc draws Tuesday night's start versus the Oakland Athletics. LeBlanc has made only two starts on the season and overall has gone 0-1 with a 5.24 ERA and 1.25 WHIP over 22.1 frames.
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The Oakland Athletics control their own fate which means win and they will snag a Wild Card. Oakland took step number one towards that goal with their victory over the visiting Angels on Tuesday. Jeff Samardzija threw one of his best games since coming over from the Cubs with an unearned run plated through seven innings to get the win. The A's also came up big at the plate with seven hits and nine walks doing plenty of damage. Stephen Vogt and Geovany Soto drove in a pair of runs each with Soto also scoring. The Athletics are scheduled to start Sonny Gray Tuesday against the dangerous offense of the Los Angeles Angels. Gray has been a big part of the A's rotation with a 13-9 record and 3.28 ERA.
I believe Oakland has the pitching edge and their success will hinge on whether they can hit and score on LeBlanc. Other teams have so...