Jesse Hahn (1-1, 2.12 ERA) and Matt Shoemaker (2-1, 6.46 ERA) take the hill in the second of a three-game series between the Oakland Athletics (9-12) and the Los Angeles Angels (9-11) at O.C. Coliseum. The Athletics won the last game 6-2 and Oakland leads the series 1-0. Action begins at 10:05 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Apr. 29 and can be seen on FSN-W and CSN-CA.
Hahn pitched 5.1 innings in his most recent start, surrendering zero runs and walking one in a 5-0 win over the Royals. Stephen Vogt (.355, 11 Rs, 4 HRs, 14 RBIs) continued his strong play yesterday, going 2 for 4 with one run. Shoemaker is 1-1 with a 4.35 ERA against the Athletics in his career. He is up against a quality Oakland offense that's batting .267.
The odds for Oakland and Los Angeles are even, while the Over/Under (O/U) is unavailable as of now. Within its division, Oakland has a record of 8-10 SU. Oakland's batters do not strike out very often, with only 6.4 per game. As for the pitchers, the Athletics are the fourth-best team in the AL at limiting hits to their opponents, allowing only 7.5 hits per game so far this season.
The Angels are 9-8 against fellow AL West members. The Angels average 4.0 runs allowed per game, but does better whenever another team from the AL West is on the schedule. They bring that runs allowed average down to 3.6 against division foes.
The Athletics lead the season series, 3-2. The Athletics have an 8-8 record against right-handed starting pitchers on the year, which is what they'll be facing when Shoemaker takes the mound. Hahn (RHP) will be on the hill against the Angels, who have a 5-9 record against right-handed starting pitchers.
Predictions: SU Winner - OAK
LA Angels are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games on the road.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Angels's last 6 games when playing Oakland.
LA Angels are 9-4 SU in their last 13 games when playing Oakland.
The total has gone OVER in 9 of LA Angels's last 11 games when playing on the road against Oakland.
LA Angels are 3-7 SU in their last 10 games when playing on the road against Oakland.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 6 games when playing LA Angels.
Oakland is 7-3 SU in their last 10 games when playing at home against LA Angels.
Oakland has won 27% (3-8) of its games when leading after 7 innings. However, Los Angeles has won 44% (4-5) of its games when taking a late lead.
The Athletics are coming into this game after allowing one walk during their last outing. The Angels have a 1-3 record when opponents give up that many walks or fewer.
When they are outhit, the Athletics are 1-8. The Angels have a 2-9 record when opponents outhit them.
Tied at 15th for total home runs, Oakland and Los Angeles have each hit 17 homers this season.
Ranking 14th, Los Angeles is in the top half of the league in hits, notching 7.40 per game. Oakland ranks in the top five at fourth with 9.29.
Ranking 25th, Los Angeles is near the bottom of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.639). Oakland ranks in the top 10 at 10th with an OPS of .731.
The Angels are 4-11 in games where they allow one or more home runs. The Athletics are 1-8 when they allow at least one homer.