Jhoulys Chacin (1-2, 4.81 ERA) and Ross Stripling (1-2, 4.26 ERA) take the hill in the second of a two-game series between the Los Angeles Angels (18-22) and the Los Angeles Dodgers (21-20) at Angel Stadium. The Angels won the last game 8-1, and Los Angeles leads the series 1-0. Action begins at 10:05 p.m. ET on Thursday, May. 19 and can be seen on SNLA and FSW.
Chacin pitched 7.0 innings in his most recent start, surrendering two runs and striking out four in a 9-7 win over the Mariners. Mike Trout (.320, 26 Rs, 9 HRs, 28 RBIs, 3 SBs) had another good game yesterday, going 3 for 4 with three runs, one home run, and one RBI. Stripling went 5.0 innings, surrendering four runs, striking out two and walking three in an 8-4 win over the Cardinals in his last outing. Joc Pederson (.262, 20 Rs, 8 HRs, 20 RBIs, 1 SB) has been successful at the plate for the Dodgers, going 2 for 3 yesterday with one RBI.
The odds for Los Angeles and Los Angeles are Angels -120, while the Over/Under (O/U) is 8 as of now.
The Angels lead the season series, 2-1.
Predictions: SU Winner - LAD
The Dodgers recorded at least two errors for the fourth time this season.
The Angels are coming off of a weak pitching game where they recorded four strikeouts. The Dodgers have a record of 3-3 when opponents' pitchers have four strikeouts or less.
When they are outhit, the Angels are 2-19. The Dodgers have a 2-17 record when opponents outhit them.
Ranking 28th, the Angels are near the bottom of the league when it comes to home runs, hitting 34 this season. The Dodgers rank in the bottom half at 18th with 39.
The Angels and the Dodgers both rank in the bottom half of the league in hits. The Angels sit at 17th with 8.31 hits per game and the Dodgers rank 18th with 8.25.
The Angels and the Dodgers both rank near the bottom of the league for their on-base plus slugging percentage. The Angels sit at 23rd with an OPS of .697 and the Dodgers rank 21st with an OPS of .702.
When the Dodgers allow at least one home run, they are 6-15, well-matched with the Angels who are 12-18 when allowing at least one homer.