Los Angeles Angels vs. Chicago White Sox - 8/20/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago White Sox (55-63) at Los Angeles Angels (63-57)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, August 20, 2015 at 10:05 pm (Angel Stadium)
J Quintana (6-10) (3.62) vs. N Tropeano (1-1) (3.00)
The Line: Los Angeles Angels / Chicago White Sox --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-West, WGN
The Los Angeles Angels and the Chicago White Sox face off on Thursday in Anaheim as they close out their MLB series.
The Los Angeles Angels didn’t take advantage of most of their scoring chances on Wednesday but they were still able to squeak out a win. Carlos Perez hit a home run and Mike Trout and Kole Calhoun each had hits as the Angels scored one run on eight hits. Starting pitcher Jered Weaver allowed five hits and struck out five over 6.1 innings to get the win and raise his record to 5-9 for the season and Joe Amith earned the save. For Thursday’s game the Angels start Nicholas Tropeano who has allowed 12 hits and four runs while striking out nine over 12 innings for a 1-1 record and a 3.00 ERA.
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The Chicago White Sox had chances on Wednesday but they couldn’t get a run across the plate as they lost in Anaheim. Melky Cabrera, J.B> Shuck, and Carlos Sanchez each had two hits as the White Sox didn’t score a run on seven hits. Starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija allowed eight hits and a run while striking out seven over 7.0 innings to take the loss and fall to 8-9 for the season. For Thursday’s game the White Sox start Jose Quintana who has allowed 166 hits and 62 earned runs while striking out 131 over 154 innings for a 6-10 record and a 3.62 ERA.
Los Angeles is 4-1 in game four of a series, 36-16 in their last 52 home games, and 2-6 against a left-handed starter. Chicago is 2-6 following a loss, 2-6 in game four of a series, and 2-6 in Quintana’s last eight starts. Chicago is 4-11 in their last 15 games against Los Angeles.
The White Sox came up just short on Wednesday but here I see them getting through with a win.