2019-09-13 21:07:00 EDT
The Tampa Bay Rays and Los Angeles Angels meet Friday in MLB action at Angels Stadium.
The Tampa Bay Rays look for a win after winning 10 of their last 13 games. The Rays have scored 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven straight games. The Tampa Bay Rays have won 10 of their last 12 games when scoring four or more runs. Tommy Pham leads the Rays with 142 hits and 62 RBI while Austin Meadows and Avisail Garcia have combined for 262 hits and 146 RBI. Charlie Morton gets the ball, and he is 14-6 with a 3.11 ERA and 219 strikeouts this season. Morton is 3-1 with a 4.31 ERA and 35 strikeouts in his career against the Angels.
The Los Angeles Angels need a win after losing eight of their last 10 games. The Angels have scored five runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last 10 games. The Los Angeles Angels have lost 19 straight games when scoring three or less runs. David Fletcher leads the Angels with 155 hits and 45 RBI while Mike Trout and Kole Calhoun have combined for 252 hits and 172 RBI. Andrew Heaney gets the ball, and he is 4-4 with a 4.30 ERA and 100 strikeouts this season. Heaney is 0-2 with a 2.65 ERA and 14 strikeouts in his career against the Rays.
The Rays are 4-0 in their last 4 during game 1 of a series, 5-1 in their last 6 Friday games and 2-5 in their last 7 road games. The Angels are 3-11 in their last 14 during game 1 of a series, 1-5 in their last 6 games following an off day and 12-5 in Heaney’s last 17 home starts. The Rays are 26-10 in the last 36 meetings in Los Angeles and 12-4 in the last 16 meetings. The under is 5-2 in Heaney’s last 7 home starts. The over is 5-1 in Rays last 6 road games.
Morton has allowed nine hits and four runs in his last 11.1 innings, and he has a 3.52 ERA and a .236 allowed batting average on the road. Heaney has allowed 13 hits and eight runs in his last 11 runs, and he has a 4.47 ERA and a .254 allowed batting average at home. The Angels have had a ton of success at home with Heaney on the mound, but I’m not trying to back this team in its current form. The Tampa Bay Rays need a win to keep their playoff hopes alive, and Morton has been one of their best starters this season. For the cheap price, you can’t go wrong with the Rays here.