Cincinnati Reds at Los Angeles Angels
|Date & Time||Wednesday June 26, 2019, 8:07 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Cincinnati Reds / Los Angeles Angels -- Over/Under:
The Cincinnati Reds and Los Angeles Angels meet Wednesday in MLB action at Angel Stadium.
The Cincinnati Reds could use a win to snap a three-game losing streak. The Reds have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Cincinnati Reds have won five of their last seven games when scoring four or more runs. Jose Iglesias leads the Reds with 72 hits and 30 RBI while Eugenio Suarez and Joey Votto have combined for 138 hits and 65 RBI. Tanner Roark gets the ball, and he is 5-6 with a 3.47 ERA and 81 strikeouts this season. Roark is 0-1 with a 1.98 ERA and eight strikeouts in his career against the Angels.
The Los Angeles Angels look for a win after winning eight of their last 13 games. The Angels have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 13 games. The Los Angeles Angels have won seven of their last 10 games when scoring four or more runs. Mike Trout leads the Angels with 80 hits and 56 RBI while Tommy La Stella and David Fletcher have combined for 157 hits and 73 RBI. Jaime Barria gets the ball, and he is 2-2 with a 6.52 ERA and 16 strikeouts this season. This will be Barria’s first career game against the Reds.
The Reds are 15-40 in their last 55 interleague road games, 5-15 in their last 20 Wednesday games and 2-5 in Roarks last 7 starts. The Angels are 22-8 in their last 30 interleague home games, 7-2 in their last 9 interleague games vs. a right-handed starter and 1-5 in their last 6 home games vs. a team with a losing record. The Reds are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings in Los Angeles and 2-6 in the last 8 meetings. The under is 28-11-4 in Angels last 43 interleague games. The under is 4-0 in Roarks last 4 starts overall.
Roark has given the Reds a chance to win nearly every time he's taken the mound this season, and he's actually been better on the road this season where he has a 3.25 ERA and .246 allowed batting average. Barria has just 19.1 innings under his belt this year, but he has a 2.13 ERA at home with 12 strikeouts. The Los Angeles Angels have caught fire offensively these last couple of weeks and need to take advantage of home games like this if they're going to keep chipping away in the wild card standings. I'm starting to buy into what the Angels are selling.