2019-09-04 21:07:00 EDT
The Los Angeles Angels and Oakland Athletics meet Wednesday in MLB action at Oakland Coliseum.
The Los Angeles Angels need a win after losing eight of their last 10 games. The Angels have scored 19 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last 10 games. The Los Angeles Angels have lost 14 straight games when scoring three or less runs. David Fletcher leads the Angels with 142 hits and 43 RBI while Mike Trout and Kole Calhoun have combined for 246 hits and 168 RBI. Patrick Sandoval gets the ball, and he is 0-1 with a 5.24 ERA and 27 strikeouts this season. This will be Sandoval’s first career game against the Athletics.
The Oakland Athletics look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Athletics have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 12 games. The Oakland Athletics have won seven of their last 12 games when scoring four or more runs. Marcus Semien leads the Athletics with 152 hits and 73 RBI while Matt Chapman and Ramon Laureano have combined for 236 hits and 143 RBI. Tanner Roark gets the ball, and he is 8-8 with a 4.04 ERA and 135 strikeouts this season. Roark is 0-1 with a 1.89 ERA and 14 strikeouts in his career against the Angels.
The Angels are 2-7 in their last 9 during game 2 of a series, 3-13 in their last 16 road games and 1-6 in their last 7 vs. American League West. The Athletics are 5-1 in their last 6 vs. American League West, 19-7 in their last 26 home games and 15-6 in their last 21 vs. a team with a losing record. The Angels are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings and the over is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings. The under is 4-1 in Roarks last 5 starts overall. The over is 11-4 in Angels last 15 Wednesday games.
Sandoval has allowed 23 hits and 13 runs in 22.1 innings this season, but his struggles have come on the road where he has a 6.92 ERA and .315 allowed batting average. Roark has allowed 28 hits and 11 earned runs in 30 innings since coming over from Cincinnati, and he’s allowed five runs in 17.1 innings at the Oakland Coliseum. The Los Angeles Angels are not a team you should be looking to back given their current form, and Sandoval has been batting practice through 13 innings on the road. Roark is one of those hit or miss pitchers, but the A’s as a team will pick him up if needed. Give me the Athletics at home for the second straight night.