C.J. Wilson (1-2, 2.70 ERA) takes the hill for the Los Angeles Angels (15-17) as they square off against Kyle Kendrick (1-4, 8.73 ERA) and the Colorado Rockies (11-17) in the first of a two-game series at Angel Stadium. The Rockies come into this series in the midst of a nine-game losing streak. Action begins at 10:05 p.m. ET on Tuesday, May. 12 and can be seen on ROOT-RM and FSN-W.
Wilson pitched 7.0 innings in his most recent start, surrendering two runs and striking out four in a 4-3 defeat to the Mariners. Mike Trout (.307, 26 Rs, 9 HRs, 19 RBIs, 7 SBs) went 1 for 3 Sunday. Kendrick went 5.0 innings, surrendering six runs and striking out two in an 8-6 defeat to the Padres in his last outing. Corey Dickerson (.302, 15 Rs, 5 HRs, 15 RBIs) has been successful at the plate, going 2 for 3 Sunday.
Los Angeles is a -169 favorite against Colorado and the Over/Under (O/U) for this game is sitting at eight runs. The Angels have an overall money line of -405 and a record as the favorite of 11-10. Against the NL, they have a 0-3 record SU. The Angels have seen a decline in scoring against teams in the NL, averaging 2.0 runs per game. They average 3.7 runs per game on the season. Los Angeles's pitchers fall apart when National League teams are on the field. Its average runs allowed per game rises to 4.3 against NL teams, compared to its 3.8 season average. The Angels are the fifth-best team in the AL at limiting walks to their opponents, allowing only 2.8 walks per game so far this season.
In games where it is the underdog, Colorado has a 8-10 record and an overall money line of -614. They played poorly as the underdog over their last 10 games with a 1-7 record, and a 1-9 record SU. The Rockies allow 5.7 runs per game, but have damaged those numbers in the past 10 games, allowing 8.0 runs per game during that span.
The Angels have a 9-14 record against right-handed starting pitchers on the year, which is what they'll be facing when Kendrick takes the mound.
Predictions: SU Winner - LAA, O/U - Over
When leading after 7 innings, Los Angeles is 7-6, while Colorado is 3-5.
The Angels managed to give up four walks in their last game. They'll have to pick it up against the Rockies who are coming in with a 3-2 record against opponents who give up that many walks or more.
When they are outhit, the Rockies are 1-11. The Angels have a 4-11 record when opponents outhit them.
Los Angeles ranks in the bottom half of the league at 16th when it comes to home runs, hitting 27 this season. Colorado ranks in the top half at 12th with 29.
Ranking 15th, Los Angeles is in the top half of the league in hits, notching 7.38 per game. Colorado ranks in the top five at second with 9.32.
Ranking 29th, Los Angeles is near the bottom of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.637). Colorado ranks in the top five at fifth with an OPS of .761.
The Rockies are 4-13 in games where they allow one or more home runs. The Angels are 6-15 when they allow at least one homer.