The Los Angeles Angels and Cleveland Guardians meet Friday in MLB action at Progressive Filed. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Los Angeles Angels have scored 11 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 7 of their last 9 games. The Angels have won 5 of their last 7 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Shoehi Ohtani leads the Angels with 41 hits and 24 RBI, while Mike Trout and Gio Urshela have combined for 78 hits and 32 RBI. Tyler Anderson gets the ball, and he is 1-0 with a 5.40 ERA and 24 strikeouts this season. This will be Anderson’s first career game against the Guardians.
The Cleveland Guardians have scored 4 runs in their last 3 games and 3 or fewer runs in 9 of their last 10 games. The Guardians have lost 6 of their last 9 games when scoring 3 or fewer runs. Steven Kwan leads the Guardians with 39 hits and 12 RBI, while Jose Ramirez and Amed Rosario have combined for 68 hits and 27 RBI. Logan Allen gets the ball, and he is 1-1 with a 2.70 ERA and 19 strikeouts this season. This will be Allen’s first career game against the Angels.
The Angels are 4-0 in their last 4 road games and 28-59 in their last 87 Friday games. The Guardians are 9-2 in their last 11 Friday games and 2-6 in their last 8 games following an off day. The under is 7-0 in Angels last 7 Friday games. The under is 21-5-1 in Guardians last 27 overall. The Angels are 14-38 in the last 52 meetings in Cleveland and 16-39 in the last 55 meetings.
The Los Angeles Angels are playing the better baseball and probably should be favored. However, we're getting the better pitcher and the home team for plus money. While he's pitched fewer innings, Logan Allen has still been sharper than Tyler Anderson this season. I also refuse to believe the Cleveland Guardians will continue to stink up the joint offensively. At some point, a crooked number has to show up. Give me the home dog.