Los Angeles Angels vs. Los Angeles Dodgers - 9/8/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Dodgers (79-58) at Los Angeles Angels (68-68)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at 10:05 pm (Angel Stadium)
C Kershaw (12-6) (2.18) vs. A Heaney (6-2) (3.18)
The Line: Los Angeles Angels +176 / Los Angeles Dodgers -186 --- Over/Under: 6.5 See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Angels and the Los Angeles Dodgers face off on Tuesday for game two of heir MLB series.
The Los Angeles Angels played it tight against the Dodgers on Monday but it wasn’t good enough as they ended up with a loss. Kole Calhoun and C.J. Cron each hit home runs and Albert Pujols had three hits as the Angels scored five runs on 11 hits. Starting pitcher Nicholas Tropeano allowed eight hits and three runs while striking out five over 4.1 innings to not get a decision as Fernando Salas took the loss to fall to 3-2 for the season. For Tuesday’s game the Angels start Andrew Heaney who has allowed 75 hits and 28 earned runs while striking out 56 over 79.1 innings for a 6-2 record and a 3.18 ERA.
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The Los Angeles Dodgers were never in control of the game on Monday but they still managed to walk away with the win. Scott Van Slyke had four hits, Joc Pederson had three hits, and Chase Utley and Justin Turner had two hits each. Starting pitcher Zack Greinke allowed seven hits and three runs while striking out five over 6.0 innings to get the win and raise his record to 16-3 for the season and Kenley Jansen earned his 30th save. For Tuesday’s game the Angels start Clayton Kershaw who has allowed 140 hits and 47 earned runs while striking out 251 over 194 innings for a 12-6 record and a 2.18 ERA.
The Angels are 4-2 in their last six games, 2-6 in their last eight home games, and 6-1 in Heaney’s last seven home starts. The Dodgers are 7-1 in their last eight games, 4-0 in game two of a series, and 36-16 in Kershaw’s last 52 starts. The Dodgers have won seven games in a row against the Angels.
The Dodgers are just on fire right now and Kershaw going just makes them stronger.