Colorado Rockies (71-59) at Los Angeles Angels (63-68)
|Date & Time||Tuesday August 28, 2018, 10:07 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Los Angeles Angels +123 / Colorado Rockies -133 --- Over/Under: 9
The Colorado Rockies and the Los Angeles Angels will be continuing their MLB series on Tuesday from Angel Stadium.
In the opening game Monday, the Angels surged back from a late deficit and snagged a win 10-7.
For the Monday game, the Rockies will be going with lefty Kyle Freeland. In his 158.1 innings and 11-7 record this year, Freeland has a 2.96 ERA with 136 Ks and 57 BBs.
The Rockies’ lead hitter this year is Nolan Arenado, who came into this set on 144 hits, 83 runs, 31 homers and 90 RBI. On Monday Arenado came up empty.
Over on the Angels’ side, they are going with Noe Ramirez in the start on Tuesday. Interestingly enough, this is a historic outing for the franchise, as he's the first Angels player to notch a save and then start a game the next day.
Leading the way for the Angels on offense is Andrelton Simmons, who came into this series with 131 hits, 57 runs and 59 RBI. In the Monday game Simmons had an RBI.
The Rockies are 13-3 in their last 16 in game two of a series and 4-0 in Freeland’s last four starts. Colorado is also 6-1 in Freeland’s last seven starts with four days’ rest and 7-2 in his last nine starts in game two of a series.
Meanwhile, the Angels are 1-4 in the last five in game two of a series and the over is 4-0 in their last four Tuesday games. The under is 20-8-3 in LA’s last 31 interleague games versus a left-handed starter and 10-4 in their last 14 interleague games versus a left-handed starter.
Freeland is sitting on four straight quality starts right now. In those games, he’s allowed a combined five earned runs over 26.1 innings on a total of 18 hits and is 2-0 in that time. Freeland only has one loss over his past 10 starts, in fact. I’m going with him to keep it moving and help the Rockies get a win here.