Garrett Richards (4-2, 2.98 ERA) and the Los Angeles Angels (23-23) square off against Andrew Cashner (1-7, 2.89 ERA) and the San Diego Padres (22-25) in a game that has the potential to be low scoring. This is the last of a three-game series at Angel Stadium. The Padres won the last game 4-0 and the series is currently tied 1-1. Action begins at 10:05 p.m. ET on Wednesday, May. 27 and can be seen on FSN-SD and FSN-W.
Richards pitched 6.0 innings in his last outing, surrendering five runs, striking out one and walking two in a 12-5 win over the Red Sox. Kole Calhoun (.287, 19 Rs, 4 HRs, 22 RBIs, 3 SBs) went 1 for 4 yesterday with one stolen base. Cashner is 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA against the Angels in his career. He is up against a below-average Los Angeles offense that's batting just .232. Justin Upton (.288, 32 Rs, 12 HRs, 35 RBIs, 9 SBs) went 1 for 4 yesterday.
Los Angeles is a -150 favorite against San Diego and the Over/Under (O/U) for this game is sitting at seven runs. The Angels have an overall money line of -91 and a record as the favorite of 14-12. Against the NL, they are unbeaten as the favorite (3-0), but have an SU record of 3-3. The Angels have seen a decline in scoring against teams in the NL, averaging 2.8 runs per game. They average 3.8 runs per game on the season. Los Angeles's pitching staff has been doing poorly against opposing offenses during the last 10 games, allowing an average of 4.9 runs per game, well above its season average of 3.9. The Angels are the fourth-best team in the AL at limiting walks to their opponents, allowing only 2.6 walks per game so far this season.
Over in the other dugout, San Diego is coming in with an overall money line of -505 and a disappointing record of 9-18 as the underdog. They played poorly as the underdog over their last 10 games with a 1-7 record, and a 2-8 record SU. Offensively, the Padres have really sputtered in the last 10 games. They have decreased their season average of 4.3 runs per game by averaging 2.7 during that stretch. The Padres allow 4.6 runs per game, but does worse whenever an AL opponent is on the schedule. They bring that runs allowed average up to 7.8 against teams from the AL.
The Angels have a 16-18 record against right-handed starting pitchers on the year, which is what they'll be facing when Cashner takes the mound. Richards (RHP) will be on the hill against the Padres, who have a 15-20 record against right-handed starting pitchers.
Predictions: SU Winner - LAA, O/U - Over
San Diego earned its second shutout of the season in its last game. Los Angeles has been shut out four times this season.
The Padres are 2-2 in games that go into extra innings. Meanwhile, the Angels are 1-2 in such matchups.
The Padres are coming into this game after allowing two walks during their last outing. The Angels have a 9-15 record when opponents give up that many walks or fewer.
When they outhit their opponents, the Angels are 16-6. The Padres have a 16-3 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 27th, Los Angeles is near the bottom of the league in runs, scoring 171 this season. San Diego ranks in the top half at 12th with 200.
Los Angeles and San Diego both rank near the bottom of the league in walks. Los Angeles sits at 24th with 113 this season and San Diego ranks 21st with 119.
When the Angels hit at least one home run, they are 15-12. When the Padres hit at least one homer, they have a 14-8 record.