Matt Shoemaker (1-4, 9.15 ERA) and the Los Angeles Angels (13-19) meet Jaime Garcia (2-2, 3.05 ERA) and the St. Louis Cardinals (17-16) in the second of a three-game interleague series at Angel Stadium. The Cardinals won the last game 8-1, and St. Louis leads the series 1-0. The game starts at 10:05 p.m. ET on Wednesday, May. 11 and will air on FSMW and FSW.
In his most recent outing, Shoemaker pitched 2.1 innings, allowing seven runs and striking out one in a 7-2 loss to the Rangers. Yunel Escobar (.307, 14 Rs, 3 HRs, 8 RBIs) played well again yesterday, going 2 for 4. The Cardinals were victorious the last time Garcia pitched. He pitched well, going 7.0 innings, allowing zero runs and striking out five in a 4-0 victory over the Phillies. Aledmys Diaz (.394, 23 Rs, 5 HRs, 17 RBIs, 1 SB) went 1 for 3 yesterday with one RBI.
Oddsmakers have deemed the Cardinals a slight favorite in this matchup and the Over/Under (O/U) is currently unavailable.
The only other game between the two teams went St. Louis's way.
Predictions: SU Winner - STL
Los Angeles has won 54% (7-6) of its games when leading after seven innings. However, St. Louis has won 59% (10-7) of its games when taking a late lead.
The Cardinals are coming into this game after allowing one walk during their last outing. The Angels have a 0-7 record when opponents give up one walk or less.
When they outhit their opponents, the Angels are 10-3. The Cardinals have a 14-3 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 26th, Los Angeles is near the bottom of the league in runs, scoring 111 this season. St. Louis ranks in the top five at second with 183.
Ranking 18th, Los Angeles is in the bottom half of the league in walks, notching 96 this season. St. Louis ranks in the top 10 at eighth with 118.
When the Angels hit at least one home run, they are 10-7. When the Cardinals hit at least one homer, they have a 14-9 record.