2019-09-10 21:07:00 EDT
The Cleveland Indians and Los Angeles Angels meet Tuesday 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 nine 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. Zach Plesac gets the ball, and he is 7-6 with a 3.98 ERA and 74 strikeouts this season. This will be Plesac’s first career game against the Angels.
The Los Angeles Angels need a win after losing 10 of their last 14 games. The Angels have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 10 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. Jose Suarez gets the ball, and he is 2-5 with a 6.45 ERA and 60 strikeouts this season. This will be Suarez’s first career game against the Indians.
The Indians are 2-6 in their last 8 during game 2 of a series, 1-5 in their last 6 Tuesday games and 8-3 in Plesac’s last 11 starts. The Angels are 9-4 in their last 13 Tuesday games, 3-8 in their last 11 during game 2 of a series and 0-6 in Suarez’s last 6 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 10-2-1 in Suarez’s last 13 starts overall. The over is 6-0 in Plesac’s last 6 road starts.
Plesac has allowed 36 hits and 18 earned runs in his last 31.1 innings, and he has a 4.25 ERA and .237 allowed batting average on the road. Suarez has allowed 39 hits and 23 earned runs in his last 27 innings, and he has a 6.98 ERA and .295 allowed batting average at home. The Angels have lost nine of the last 12 games Suarez has pitched, and he has a serious problem keeping the ball in the park. Plesac may have issues of his own, the Cleveland Indians team overall are still playing for something and need to take advantage of games like this if they’re going to sneak into the wild card. Give me the Indians.