Pittsburgh Pirates at Los Angeles Angels
|Date & Time||Wednesday August 14, 2019, 8:07 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Pittsburgh Pirates +100 / Los Angeles Angels -120 -- Over/Under: 9.5
The Pittsburgh Pirates and Los Angeles Angels meet Wednesday in MLB action at Angel Stadium.
The Pittsburgh Pirates look for three straight wins for the first time since July 1-3. The Pirates have scored 29 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Pittsburgh Pirates have split their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Starling Marte leads the Pirates with 131 hits and 69 RBI while Josh Bell and Bryan Reynolds have combined for 237 hits and 147 RBI. Chris Archer gets the ball, and he is 3-8 with a 5.23 ERA and 131 strikeouts this season. Archer is 6-1 with a 2.20 ERA and 58 strikeouts in his career against the Angels.
The Los Angeles Angels need a win here after losing 10 of their last 12 games. The Angels have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Los Angeles Angels have split their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. David Fletcher leads the Angels with 120 hits and 39 RBI while Mike Trout and Kole Calhoun have combined for 215 hits and 152 RBI. Dillon Peters gets the ball, and he is 2-1 with a 3.45 ERA and 27 strikeouts this season. This will be Peters’ second career game against the Pirates.
The Pirates are 36-16 in their last 52 interleague games, 0-9 in their last 9 during game 3 of a series and 0-4 in their last 4 Wednesday games. The Angels are 6-2 in their last 8 Wednesday games, 3-7 in their last 10 during game 3 of a series and 2-8 in their last 10 home games. The Pirates are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Los Angeles and 5-2 in the last 7 meetings. The over is 5-2 in Angels last 7 overall. The over is 10-4 in Pirates last 14 overall.
Archer has allowed 37 hits and 21 earned runs in his last 40 innings, and he has a 6.66 ERA and .259 allowed batting average on the road. Peters has allowed 24 hits and eight earned runs in his last 22.2 innings, and he has a 3.95 ERA and .319 allowed batting average at home. The Pittsburgh Pirates are lighting the world on fire offensively as of late, but I have zero trust in Archer, especially on the road where he's been tagged all year. Peters has been decent in the limited innings he's had this year, and the Los Angeles Angels are at home on a quick turnaround. I'll lean toward the Angels to stop the bleeding.