2019-09-09 21:07:00 EDT
The Cleveland Indians and Los Angeles Angels meet Monday in MLB action at Angel Stadium.
The Cleveland Indians need a win after splitting their last eight games. The Indians have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Cleveland Indians have won six of their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Francisco Lindor leads the Indians with 156 hits and 67 RBI while Carlos Santana and Jose Ramirez have combined for 266 hits and 161 RBI. Shane Bieber gets the ball, and he is 13-7 with a 3.24 ERA and 233 strikeouts this season. Bieber is 2-0 with a 2.45 ERA and 15 strikeouts in his career against the Angels.
The Los Angeles Angels need a win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Angels have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Los Angeles Angels have split their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. David Fletcher leads the Angels with 149 hits and 44 RBI while Mike Trout and Kole Calhoun have combined for 250 hits and 171 RBI. Patrick Sandoval gets the ball, and he is 0-2 with a 4.91 ERA and 30 strikeouts this season. This will be Sandoval’s first career game against the Indians.
The Indians are 5-1 in their last 6 Monday games, 20-7 in their last 27 during game 1 of a series and 14-5 in Biebers last 19 road starts. The Angels are 4-0 in their last 4 vs. American League Central, 3-10 in their last 13 during game 1 of a series and 0-4 in Sandovals last 4 starts. The Indians are 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in Los Angeles and 22-5 in the last 27 meetings. The over is 10-3 in Angels last 13 home games. The under is 20-8-1 in Biebers last 29 starts overall.
Bieber has allowed 41 hits and 15 earned runs in his last 48.1 innings, and he has a 2.89 ERA and .185 allowed batting average on the road. Sandoval has allowed 24 hits and 14 earned runs in his last 25.2 innings, and he has a 2.89 ERA and .182 allowed batting average at home. Bieber has been better on the road than he has been at home, and he’s been a consistent pitcher all season long. The Los Angeles Angels seem to have thitemn in the towel on the season and Sandoval doesn’t have a large enough sample size to prove his recent success is sustainable. Look for the Indians to stay hot and pile on the Angels struggles.