GAME: Los Angeles Angels (30-26) at Houston Astros (24-34)
DATE/TIME: Thursday, June 5 - 7:10 PM EST
WHERE: Minute Maid Park, Houston, Texas
PITCHERS: Angels - Tyler Skaggs (L) vs Astros - Brad Peacock (R)
LATEST ODDS: Angels -125 Total 8.5
MLB Pick of the Day Record: 2-1 +125, Tough Extra inning loss last night to the Indians
After a terrible stretch of playing baseball in their last 12 matchups, the Los Angeles Angels hope to improve their winning ways against the 5th place Houston Astros in the American League of the Western Division. In their first 24 games of the season, the Los Angeles Angels had a record of 11 and 13 since then they have compiled a winning record of 19 and 12 in their last 31 encounters even with Super Star Josh Hamilton being sidelined since April and missing 48 games with a torn ligament in his left thumb. Opponents are just batting .230 versus Los Angeles starters which is good enough for second best in the entire American League accumulating 23 wins. They will face the Houston Astros’s Right Hand starter Brad Peacock who has a record of 1 and 4 with a earn run average of 4.76 in 51 innings of labor allowing 51 hits along with 30 strolls to first base.
Although the Houston Astros have won eight of their last ten games and are 14-8 (.652) since May 11, they will be going against Los Angeles’s Left hand starting pitcher Tyler Skaggs who has been “lights out” versus the Astros this season with a 2 and 0 record throwing 15 innings only surrendering 1 earn run on 9 base hits with 11 strike outs with a extraordinary earn run average of 0.60.
MLB Pick of the Day: Los Angeles -125