Los Angeles Angels at Tampa Bay Rays
|Date & Time||Thursday June 13, 2019, 7:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Los Angeles Angels / Tampa Bay Rays -- Over/Under:
The Los Angeles Angels and Tampa Bay Rays meet Thursday in MLB action at Tropicana Field.
The Los Angeles Angels look for a victory after splitting their last 12 games. The Angels have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last seven games. The Los Angeles Angels have won seven of their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. David Fletcher leads the Angels with 68 hits and 23 RBI while Tommy La Stella and Mike Trout have combined for 129 hits and 83 RBI. Tyler Skaggs gets the ball, and he is 4-6 with a 4.97 ERA and 59 strikeouts this season. Skaggs is 0-2 with a 9.39 ERA and 15 strikeouts in his career against the Rays.
The Tampa Bay Rays look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Rays have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or moe runs in eight of their last 11 games. The Tampa Bay Rays have won their last six games when scoring four or more runs. Avisail Garcia leads the Rays with 68 hits and 29 RBI while Tommy Pham and Brandon Lowe have combined for 129 hits and 69 RBI. Ryan Yarbrough gets the ball, and he is 5-2 with a 5.31 ERA and 30 strikeouts this season. Yarbrough is 2-0 with a 5.56 ERA and eight strikeouts in his career against the Angels.
The Angels are 6-1 in their last 7 vs. American League East, 2-6 in their last 8 during game 1 of a series and 2-5 in Skaggs' last 7 road starts. The Rays are 15-4 in their last 19 vs. American League West, 16-5 in their last 21 during game 1 of a series and 6-1 in Yarbrough's last 7 starts. The Angels are 0-5 in the last 5 meetings in Tampa Bay and 1-6 in the last 7 meetings. The under is 3-1-2 in Rays last 6 home games. The under is 9-2-2 in Skaggs' last 13 starts overall.
Skaggs has really fallen off a cliff in his last six starts, and that includes allowing 11 hits and nine earned runs in his last 11 innings. Skaggs has a 6.23 ERA and .275 allowed batting average on the road this season. Yarbrough has just three starts under his belt this season and has had his issues as well, which include a 7.25 ERA and .306 allowed batting average in 22.1 innings at home. While neither pitcher is forcing me to run to the ticket counter, the Rays have been far and away the more consistent team and simply find ways to win. The Los Angeles Angels also aren't close to being the same team on the road as they are at home. I'll take the Rays.