2019-09-24 21:07:00 EDT
The Oakland Athletics and Los Angeles Angels meet Tuesday in MLB action at Angel Stadium.
The Oakland Athletics look to stay hot after winning 10 of their last 12 games. The Athletics have scored 23 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 12 games. The Oakland Athletics have won eight of their last nine games when scoring four or more runs. Marcus Semien leads the Athletics with 183 hits and 91 RBI while Matt Chapman and Matt Olson have combined for 262 hits and 175 RBI. Homer Bailey gets the ball, and he is 13-8 with a 4.55 ERA and 146 strikeouts this season. Bailey is 0-1 with a 6.75 ERA and four strikeouts in his career against the Angels.
The Los Angeles Angels need a win after losing 10 of their last 13 games. The Angels have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five 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 166 hits and 48 RBI while Mike Trout and Kole Calhoun have combined for 263 hits and 178 RBI. Dillon Peters gets the ball, and he is 3-3 with a 4.81 ERA and 50 strikeouts this season. This will be Peters’ first career game against the Athletics.
The Athletics are 10-2 in their last 12 games following an off day, 37-18 in their last 55 road games and 5-2 in Bailey’s last 7 starts. The Angels are 0-4 in their last 4 games following an off day, 6-14 in their last 20 games following a loss and 1-6 in their last 7 home games. The Athletics are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Los Angeles and 6-0 in the last 6 meetings. The under is 4-1 in Peters’ last 5 starts overall. The under is 3-0-1 in Bailey’s last 4 starts overall.
Bailey has allowed 11 hits and three runs in his last 18.2 innings, and he has a 6.00 ERA and .258 allowed batting average on the road. Peters has allowed 16 hits and 10 runs in his last 11.1 innings, and he has a 4.73 ERA and .292 allowed batting average at home. Bailey isn’t a pitcher I want to make a habit of getting behind, especially on the road, but these are two teams heading in different directions. The Angels are banged up and have thitemn in the towel long ago, while the A’s are closing in on a wild card spot and possibly hosting that important game. You have to like the Oakland Athletics to take care of business in this game and series.