In a game that could be a shootout, Dallas Keuchel (2-6, 5.92 ERA) and the Houston Astros (20-29) are in Los Angeles to take on Jered Weaver (4-3, 5.33 ERA) and the Angels (22-26). This is the second of a three-game series at Angel Stadium. The Angels won the last game 7-2, and Los Angeles leads the series 1-0. Action begins at 10:05 p.m. ET on Saturday, May. 28 and can be seen on RTSW and FSW.
Weaver pitched 7.0 innings in his most recent start, surrendering two runs, striking out six and walking one in a 10-2 win over the Orioles. Mike Trout (.320, 33 Rs, 10 HRs, 35 RBIs, 5 SBs) went 1 for 2 yesterday with one run and three RBIs. Keuchel went 6.0 innings, surrendering seven runs, striking out six and walking one in a 9-2 defeat to the Rangers in his last outing. Jose Altuve (.311, 39 Rs, 9 HRs, 27 RBIs, 15 SBs) went 1 for 3 yesterday.
The odds for Los Angeles and Houston are Astros -135, while the Over/Under (O/U) is currently 8.
The Angels have the edge in the season series, 1-0.
Predictions: SU Winner - HOU
The Astros are struggling at 4-13 in their division, while the Angels sit at 12-8.
The Angels are coming into this game after allowing one walk during their last outing. The Astros have a 1-6 record when opponents give up one walk or less.
When they are outhit, the Angels are 2-21. The Astros have a 5-24 record when opponents outhit them.
Los Angeles ranks near the bottom of the league when it comes to home runs, hitting 40 this season. Houston ranks in the top 10 at seventh with 62.
Ranking 28th, Houston is near the bottom of the league in hits, notching 7.71 per game. Los Angeles ranks in the top half with 8.64.
Los Angeles and Houston both rank near the bottom of the league for their on-base plus slugging percentage. Los Angeles sits at 21st with an OPS of .709, and Houston ranks 22nd with an OPS of .709.
When the Astros allow at least one home run, they are 13-21, well-matched with the Angels who are 13-22 when allowing at least one homer.