Chris Heston (2-2, 2.77 ERA) and the San Francisco Giants (9-13) square off against C.J. Wilson (1-2, 3.12 ERA) and the Los Angeles Angels (11-11) in a game that has the potential to be low scoring. This is the first of a three-game series at AT&T Park. Action begins at 10:15 p.m. ET on Friday, May. 1 and can be seen on FSN-W and CSN-BAY.
Heston pitched 5.1 innings in his most recent start, surrendering six runs, striking out four and walking one in a 6-4 defeat to the Rockies. Against the Giants, Wilson is 1-0 with a 4.26 ERA, 1.74 WHIP, and three strikeouts. Mike Trout (.329, 20 Rs, 5 HRs, 14 RBIs, 6 SBs) has been successful at the plate for the Angels, going 2 for 3 yesterday with two runs and one stolen base.
San Francisco is a -123 favorite against Los Angeles and the Over/Under (O/U) for this game is sitting at seven runs. The Giants have recorded an overall money line of -456 and have shown a weak performance as a favorite this season with a record of 2-7. Against the AL, they have had a discouraging season, earning 2-7 and 9-13 records as the favorite and SU respectively.
In games where it is the underdog, Los Angeles has a 3-3 record and an overall money line of -302. Los Angeles is 3-3 as the underdog and 10-11 SU against interleague opponents. The The Angels allow just 4.0 runs per game, ranking them fifth in the AL. When it comes to preventing batters from getting hits, the Angels are the best in the AL on the road with an average of 7.1 hits allowed per away game.
The Giants have a 4-2 record against left-handed starting pitchers on the year, which is what they'll be facing when Wilson takes the mound. Heston (RHP) will be on the hill against the Angels, who have a 6-9 record against right-handed starting pitchers.
Predictions: SU Winner - SF, O/U - Over
In their last game, the Angels won by a margin of one run. The Giants are 6-3 in one-run games. The Angels have a 2-2 record in close games.
When the Giants play into extra innings, they have a 3-1 record. The Angels are 0-1 when their games exceed nine innings.
The Angels managed to give up five walks in their last game. They'll have to pick it up against the Giants who are heading in with a 3-2 record against opponents who give up that many walks or more.
When they outhit their opponents, the Giants are 6-2. The Angels have a 7-2 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 28th in runs, San Francisco has earned 66 this season. Los Angeles ranks 17th with 89 runs.
Ranking 18th, Los Angeles is in the bottom half of the league in walks, notching 64 this season. San Francisco ranks in the top 10 at 10th with 71.
When the Giants hit at least one home run, they are 5-7. When the Angels hit at least one homer, they have an 8-6 record.