2020-08-20 21:45:00 EDT
The Los Angeles Angels and San Francisco Giants meet Thursday in MLB action at Oracle Park.
The Los Angeles Angels need a win after losing six of their last seven games. The Angels have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Angels have split their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. David Fletcher leads the Angels with 31 hits and nine RBI while Mike Trout and Tommy La Stella have combined for 45 hits and 31 RBI. Andrew Heaney gets the ball, and he is 1-1 with a 4.74 ERA and 25 strikeouts this season. This will be Heaney’s second career game against the Giants.
The San Francisco Giants need a win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Giants have scored 21 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last nine games. The Giants have split their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Donovan Solano leads the Giants with 32 hits and 15 RBI while Mike Yastrzemski and Wilmer Flores have combined for 55 hits and 32 RBI. Kevin Gausman gets the ball, and he is 0-1 with a 4.21 ERA and 34 strikeouts this season. Gausman is 2-3 with a 5.15 ERA and 23 strikeouts in his career against the Angels.
The Angels are 3-7 in their last 10 Thursday games, 3-7 in their last 10 during game 4 of a series and 17-41 in their last 58 overall. The Giants are 8-20 in their last 28 Thursday games, 1-5 in their last 6 games as an underdog and 1-5 in their last 6 overall. The over is 6-0 in Angels last 6 overall. The over is 8-1-2 in Giants last 11 overall. The Angels are 2-6 in the last 8 meetings.
Heaney has allowed 10 runs and 16 hits in his last 15 innings, while Gausman has allowed seven earned runs and 13 hits in his last 17.1 innings. It’s hard to get behind Heaney with any confidence given the way he’s pitched lately, and the Angels are finding ways to lose games left and right recently. The San Francisco Giants are piling up the losses as well, but they’re putting runs on the board, so these struggles could eventually turn around. Give me the Giants and the plus money yet again.