Nathan Eovaldi (4-1, 4.40 ERA) and the New York Yankees (29-25) go up against Jered Weaver (4-4, 4.08 ERA) and the Los Angeles Angels (28-26) in the first of a three-game series at Yankee Stadium. The game gets underway at 7:05 p.m. ET on Friday, Jun. 5 and will air on FSN-W, YES and MLB Network.
In his last start, Eovaldi pitched 4.2 innings, giving up three runs and striking out two in a 5-3 loss to the Athletics. Mark Teixeira (.241, 27 Rs, 16 HRs, 41 RBIs, 1 SB) went 1 for 4 Wednesday with one run, one home run, and one RBI. In his pitching opportunities against the Yankees, Weaver is 7-4 with a 5.47 ERA, 74 strikeouts and 33 walks. Albert Pujols (.258, 28 Rs, 14 HRs, 28 RBIs, 1 SB) has been hitting the ball well, going 2 for 5 Wednesday with one RBI.
New York is a -118 favorite in this game and the Over/Under (O/U) is eight runs. When playing as the favorite, the Yankees have a 15-11 record and overall money line at +165. They have SU record of 7-3 and are unbeaten as the favorite (4-0) over their last 10 games. The Yankees are a dangerous hitting team with 165 extra base hits, one of the highest totals in the MLB. The most recent 10 game stretch for New York's pitching staff has gone great. Over that span, New York's opponents are averaging 2.7 runs per game, below their season average of 4.2. The Yankees are third in the AL in walks allowed with just 2.6 per game.
Across the field, the Angels have a record of 11-11 when they are the underdog and are -114 overall with the money line. They have a WHIP of 1.19, fourth best in the MLB.
This game will feature Weaver (RHP) on the mound against the Yankees, who have a 21-19 record when they take on a right-handed starter. The right-handed Eovaldi will take the mound against the Angels, who have a 20-22 record against righty starters this season.
Predictions: SU Winner - NYY, O/U - Over
In their last game, the Angels lost by a margin of one run. The Yankees are 7-8 in one-run games. The Angels have an 8-9 record in close games.
The Yankees and the Angels are both 1-3 in games that go into extra innings.
The Angels are coming into this game after allowing two walks during their last outing. The Yankees have a 9-15 record when opponents give up that many walks or fewer.
When they are outhit, the Yankees are 6-18. The Angels have a 6-17 record when opponents outhit them.
Los Angeles ranks in the top 10 of the league at ninth when it comes to home runs, hitting 57 this season. New York ranks in the top five at third with 67.
Ranking 14th, Los Angeles is in the top half of the league in hits, notching 7.89 per game. New York ranks in the top 10 at ninth with 8.41.
Ranking 23rd, Los Angeles is near the bottom of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.684). New York ranks in the top half at 13th with an OPS of .723.
When the Angels allow at least one home run, they are 12-22. When the Yankees allow one or more homers, they have a 14-19 record.