Derek Holland (2-1, 3.13 ERA) and Matt Shoemaker (1-3, 6.87 ERA) take the hill in the second of a three-game series between the Texas Rangers (13-10) and the Los Angeles Angels (11-12) at Globe Life Park in Arlington. The Rangers won the last game 4-2, and Texas leads the series 1-0. Action begins at 8:05 p.m. ET on Saturday, Apr. 30 and can be seen on FSSW and FSW.
Holland pitched 6.1 innings in his most recent start, surrendering three runs, striking out three and walking three in a 4-1 defeat to the White Sox. Nomar Mazara (.339, 10 Rs, 2 HRs, 6 RBIs) went 1 for 4 yesterday. Shoemaker went 3.0 innings, surrendering seven runs (one unearned), striking out four and walking three in a 9-4 defeat to the Mariners in his last outing. Mike Trout (.305, 12 Rs, 5 HRs, 13 RBIs, 1 SB) has been successful at the plate for the Angels, going 2 for 4 yesterday.
The odds for Texas and Los Angeles are Texas -120, while the Over/Under (O/U) is currently 9.
The Rangers lead the season series, 3-2.
Predictions: SU Winner - TEX
The Rangers hold a 9-5 record in matchups against AL West rivals, while the Angels currently sit at 6-5 in these games.
The Rangers are coming into this game after allowing no walks during their last outing. The Angels have a 0-3 record when opponents don't give up any walks.
When they are outhit, the Angels are 2-10. The Rangers have a 4-8 record when opponents outhit them.
Texas ranks near the bottom of the league when it comes to home runs, hitting 19 this season. Los Angeles ranks in the bottom half at 17th with 21.
Ranking 28th, Los Angeles is near the bottom of the league in hits, notching 7.43 per game. Texas ranks in the bottom half at 16th with 8.22.
Ranking 30th, Los Angeles is at the bottom of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.653). Texas ranks in the bottom half at 18th with an OPS of .704.
The Angels are 8-10 in games where they allow one or more home runs. The Rangers are 9-8 when they allow at least one homer.