Masahiro Tanaka (3-1, 2.78 ERA) gets the ball for the New York Yankees (26-30) as they go up against Matt Shoemaker (3-6, 5.50 ERA) and the Los Angeles Angels (26-30) in the first of a four-game series at Yankee Stadium. The game gets underway at 7:05 p.m. ET on Monday, Jun. 6 and will air on FSW, YES and ESP2.
In his most recent outing, Tanaka pitched 6.0 innings, giving up two, striking out two and walking one in a 7-0 loss to the Blue Jays. Jacoby Ellsbury (.278, 21 Rs, 2 HRs, 18 RBIs, 12 SBs) went 1 for 5 yesterday with one run. The Angels were also unsuccessful the last time Shoemaker pitched. He pitched well, going 7.0 innings, allowing two runs and striking out eight in a 3-0 loss to the Tigers. Kole Calhoun (.306, 37 Rs, 6 HRs, 29 RBIs, 1 SB) has been doing well, going 2 for 4 yesterday with one run.
The odds are Yankees -155 for this game and the Over/Under (O/U) is presently 8.
Predictions: SU Winner - LAA
In their last game, the Angels won by a margin of one run. The Yankees are 8-6 in one-run games. The Angels have a 6-5 record in close games.
Having scored one run in their last game, the Yankees are going to have to step it up if they want to win this matchup. The Angels have a 9-0 record in games where opponents scored one run or less.
When they are outhit, the Angels are 2-24. The Yankees have a 6-26 record when opponents outhit them.
Both falling near the bottom of the league based on total home runs this season, New York ranks 22nd with 55 homers and Los Angeles is 24th with 51.
Ranking 27th, New York is near the bottom of the league in hits, notching 7.88 per game. Los Angeles ranks in the top half at 13th with 8.75.
Ranking 27th, New York is near the bottom of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.679). Los Angeles ranks in the bottom half at 20th with an OPS of .721.
When the Angels allow at least one home run, they are 15-25. When the Yankees allow one or more homers, they have a 15-22 record.