|LA ANGELS ( WILLIAMS )|
CHI WHITE SOX ( QUINTANA )
|925||LA ANGELS||+100||Ov 8.5,-110||-110||Ov 8.5,-120|
|926||CHI WHITE SOX||-110||Un 8.5,-110||+100||Un 8.5,+100|
|vs Left-handed Starters||2-3||-1.2||4-1||5.2||0.293||0.359||5.8||0.321||0.383|
|Past 7 Games||3-4||-2.6||5-2||4.6||0.254||0.330||4.7||0.252||0.316|
|vs Right-handed Starters||13-14||-1.1||8-17||3.3||0.219||0.266||3.5||0.226||0.291|
|Past 7 Games||3-4||-0.4||3-4||3.0||0.211||0.261||3.0||0.224||0.292|
|4/27/2013||BLANTON(R)||@ SEATTLE||HERNANDEZ(R)||2-3||L||140||7 un||U||6||4||0||10||11||1|
|4/28/2013||VARGAS(L)||@ SEATTLE||IWAKUMA(R)||1-2||L||-110||7 ov||U||4||4||1||6||7||1|
|4/29/2013||HANSON(R)||@ OAKLAND||STRAILY(R)||8-10||L||115||8 ov||O||15||14||3||15||11||1|
|4/30/2013||RICHARDS(R)||@ OAKLAND||PARKER(R)||6-10||L||100||8.5 un||O||9||8||1||10||7||2|
|5/1/2013||WILSON(L)||@ OAKLAND||MILONE(L)||5-4||W||105||8.5 un||O||10||4||0||8||13||0|
|5/7/2013||WILSON(L)||@ HOUSTON||LYLES(R)||6-7||L||-165||9 ov||O||8||5||3||7||3||0|
|5/8/2013||BLANTON(R)||@ HOUSTON||NORRIS(R)||1-3||L||-140||9.5 un||U||9||5||0||9||6||0|
|5/9/2013||VARGAS(L)||@ HOUSTON||HARRELL(R)||6-5||W||-150||9 un||O||8||16||0||13||7||3|
|5/10/2013||ENRIGHT(R)||@ CHI WHITE SOX||AXELROD(R)||7-5||W||105||8.5 ov||O||11||7||0||7||6||2|
|5/11/2013||WILLIAMS(R)||@ CHI WHITE SOX||QUINTANA(L)|| |
|5/12/2013||WILSON(L)||@ CHI WHITE SOX||SALE(L)|| |
|5/13/2013||BLANTON(R)||KANSAS CITY||MENDOZA(R)|| |
|5/14/2013||VARGAS(L)||KANSAS CITY||GUTHRIE(R)|| |
|5/15/2013||HANSON(R)||KANSAS CITY||DAVIS(R)|| |
|5/16/2013||WILLIAMS(R)||CHI WHITE SOX||QUINTANA(L)|| |
|5/17/2013||WILSON(L)||CHI WHITE SOX||SALE(L)|| |
|5/18/2013|| ||CHI WHITE SOX|| || |
|4/27/2013||FLOYD(R)||TAMPA BAY||MOORE(L)||4-10||L||+110||7 ov||O||9||10||1||19||14||1|
|4/28/2013||AXELROD(R)||TAMPA BAY||PRICE(L)||3-8||L||+125||7.5 un||O||6||4||2||8||6||0|
|4/30/2013||QUINTANA(L)||@ TEXAS||DARVISH(R)||6-10||L||180||8 ov||O||10||8||2||12||5||0|
|5/1/2013||SALE(L)||@ TEXAS||TEPESCH(R)||5-2||W||105||8.5 ov||U||8||3||0||9||9||0|
|5/2/2013||SANTIAGO(L)||@ TEXAS||GRIMM(R)||3-1||W||145||8.5 un||U||8||9||0||3||8||0|
|5/4/2013||AXELROD(R)||@ KANSAS CITY||GUTHRIE(R)||0-2||L||140||7.5 un||U||4||5||2||8||10||0|
|5/5/2013||QUINTANA(L)||@ KANSAS CITY||DAVIS(R)||5-6||L||120||7.5 un||O||10||7||1||12||11||1|
|5/6/2013||SALE(L)||@ KANSAS CITY||SHIELDS(R)||2-1||W||130||7 un||U||9||6||0||7||5||1|
|5/7/2013||SANTIAGO(L)||@ NY METS||HARVEY(R)||0-1||L||150||6.5 ev||U||1||1||0||5||7||0|
|5/8/2013||PEAVY(R)||@ NY METS||HEFNER(R)||6-3||W||-115||7 un||O||13||9||1||8||7||1|
|5/10/2013||AXELROD(R)||LA ANGELS||ENRIGHT(R)||5-7||L||-115||8.5 ov||O||7||6||2||11||7||0|
|5/11/2013||QUINTANA(L)||LA ANGELS||WILLIAMS(R)|| |
|5/12/2013||SALE(L)||LA ANGELS||WILSON(L)|| |
|5/13/2013||SANTIAGO(L)||@ MINNESOTA||HERNANDEZ(L)|| |
|5/14/2013||PEAVY(R)||@ MINNESOTA||CORREIA(R)|| |
|5/15/2013||AXELROD(R)||@ MINNESOTA||PELFREY(R)|| |
|5/16/2013||QUINTANA(L)||@ LA ANGELS||WILLIAMS(R)|| |
|5/17/2013||SALE(L)||@ LA ANGELS||WILSON(L)|| |
|5/18/2013|| ||@ LA ANGELS|| || |
|LA ANGELS: HITTING: SS ERICK AYBAR will likely get another crack at the leadoff spot by default. DH/OF BOBBY ABREU can still draw walks and run a little. 2B HOWIE KENDRICK traded batting average for more power last year. He's still one of baseball's better middle infield bats. 1B ALBERT PUJOLS should benefit from DH-ing a couple of times a year. OF TORII HUNTER is fading fast and may not provide middle-of-the-order power. OF VERNON WELLS has a better chance than Hunter to bounce back, and the Angels have to be patient considering his monster contract. MARK TRUMBO will get a look at 3B. If he can't get it done, ALBERTO CALLASPO would start and Trumbo would back-up first and DH. Speedy OF PETER BOURJOS will start in left, and top prospect MIKE TROUT will soon replace free agents-to-be Abreu or Hunter. KENDRYS MORALES could DH regularly if his ankle is healthy. CHRIS IANNETTA is no Mike Napoli, but he's a monster upgrade over Jeff Mathis. |
STARTING PITCHING: JERED WEAVER had a lot of things go right in 2011, and it's not hard to picture him as a Cy Young candidate again. But he faded late in the year, and may not belong in the upper echelon or pitchers. A cutter has led to DAN HAREN's rebirth. He's right there with Weaver, just a step behind the elite arms. C.J. WILSON may not get the same run support, but he should benefit from getting out of hitter-friendly Arlington; he had a 2.31 road ERA last year. ERVIN SANTANA never developed into a top-of-the-line starter, but he's become more consistent and settled in as a solid starter. Once a washed-out former prospect, JEROME WILLIAMS came back to the States from Taiwan and delivered three quality starts last September. He's not likely to have sustained success, but he does have the inside track for a rotation spot. Middling prospect GARRETT RICHARDS seems like the most likely candidate to step into the rotation in case of injury.
RELIEF PITCHING: JORDAN WALDEN will have the closer's role again entering the spring, but while he was overpowering he was also very shaky at times. He gave up seven runs over 2.2 innings in his last three appearances. RICH THOMPSON decided to lean on his cutter last year and the results were excellent. If Walden slips up, Thompson has to be in the closer conversation. LaTROY HAWKINS was solid with Milwaukee (2.42 ERA) and joins his ninth different team since 2003. He is expected to set up Walden as well. Lefty SCOTT DOWNS was far from dominant last year, despite his 1.34 ERA. But Scioscia does trust him in high-leverage situations, making him a possible fallback if Walden struggles. The Angels don't seem to have big plans for HISANORI TAKAHASHI, the most well-compensated long reliever in baseball.
|CHI WHITE SOX: HITTING: The departure of Juan Pierre opens things up for SS ALEXEI RAMIREZ to hit leadoff. 2B GORDON BECKHAM will get a fresh start, but his leash is shortening. 1B PAUL KONERKO faded last year. He's potential trade bait for the rebuilding Sox. Did DH ADAM DUNN need a year to adjust to A.L. pitching and DHing? With his contract, the Sox will have to find out. OF ALEJANDRO DE AZA's late-season surge probably wasn't for real, but it was enough to get him the inside track on a starting job with Carlos Quentin having been dealt to the Padres on New Year's Eve. OF ALEX RIOS has bounced back before, but at his age the odds are longer now. The organization believes in OF DAYAN VICIEDO. His improving approach and power fit well in U.S. Cellular, but he could platoon with KOSUKE FUKUDOME in left field. C A.J. PIERZYNSKI has motivation for one more solid season as free agency looms. 3B BRENT MOREL is good glove, but has a limited stick. OF/1B BRENT LILLIBRIDGE has an improving bat and can play just about anywhere. |
STARTING PITCHING: JOHN DANKS doesn't look like a true No. 1 starter, but he keeps consistently throwing strikes and has some swing-and-miss stuff. Maybe it's because he's fallen short of his once-elite prospect status, but GAVIN FLOYD seems to get no respect as a quality middle-of-the-rotation arm. He was especially good after adding a cutter/slider-type pitch last year. JAKE PEAVY isn't going to win another Cy Young, but unlike last year, his shoulder should be close to 100 percent. The big question will again be whether, as a flyball pitcher, he can keep the ball in the park at cozy U.S. Cellular. PHILIP HUMBER was a nice surprise in 2011, but don't be fooled. It wasn't a former top prospect finally figuring it out. It was a back-of-the-rotation arm getting some good breaks. CHRIS SALE will make the move to the rotation. He'll likely be on some pitch counts, but this is an exciting development. With his stuff (he already has a solid changeup to go with his fastball/slider combo) he has monster upside.
RELIEF PITCHING: With closer Sergio Santos shipped off to Toronto, youngster ADDISON REED figures to be the top candidate to close games. Any young closer is a risk, but Reed's fastball/slider combo has been dominant over two pro seasons. Lefty MATT THORNTON might have blown his chance to claim the closer role last year. He had regained his form as a top set-up man late in the year, but if Reed falters he might be no more than a committee guy. JESSE CRAIN chased strikeouts more aggressively last year, but he also issued more walks. He may miss the first couple weeks of the season with an oblique injury.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER AL PREVIEW (LA ANGELS-CHI WHITE SOX) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Angels-White Sox Preview* ==========================
By JEFF MEZYDLO STATS Senior Writer
Los Angeles (12-22) at Chicago (14-18), 7:10 p.m. EDT
After persevering to post consecutive victories for the first time in almost three weeks, the Los Angeles Angels are feeling confident.
The visiting Angels look to match a season high with their third straight win Saturday night against the Chicago White Sox.
One day after Los Angeles (13-22) rallied from two down to score three times in the eighth inning for a 6-5 win at Houston, it overcame blowing a four-run lead to win 7-5 at Chicago on Friday. The Angels have not won consecutive contests since sweeping a three-game set against Detroit from April 19-21.
"They're all important," said No. 9 hitter Brendan Harris, who had three hits and a home run. "So if we can get two in a row and just get a little momentum, and everybody can exhale a little bit, it's going lend itself better to really getting on a roll to really get going as we get into May."
Los Angeles has won four in a row and 12 of 17 against the White Sox (14-19), including five of seven in Chicago.
Mike Trout had two hits, including the go-ahead single in the seventh to help the Angels improve to 6-13 on the road. He's batted .341 (14 for 41) with 11 RBIs in 10 games since he went 4 for 32 (.125) in the previous eight.
Harris is 5 for 7 with two of his three home runs in the last two games.
Jerome Williams (1-1, 3.16 ERA) makes his second straight start for the Angels on Saturday.
The right-hander went 1-0 with a 1.69 ERA in eight relief appearances before he allowed five runs, including a pair of two-run homers, and walked three in 4 1-3 innings of an 8-4 home loss to Baltimore on Sunday. Williams replaced the struggling Garrett Richards, who was filling in for injured Los Angeles ace Jered Weaver.
"It wasn't an issue about command, it was about executing pitches," said Williams, who is 1-0 with a 2.77 ERA in two starts versus Chicago.
Alejandro De Aza homered and Dayan Viciedo had two RBIs in his first game off the disabled list from a strained oblique as the White Sox dropped their third straight home game and fourth in six overall.
The White Sox committed two more errors, including one in the seventh. Their 24 errors rank among the most in the majors.
"We battled back and you give them multiple opportunities and you're going to pay for it," manager Robin Ventura said. "That's just the name of it right there. You just can't give these guys a lot of opportunities."
De Aza has led off the last two games with a homer, the first Chicago player to do so since Kenny Lofton in July 2002. Three of De Aza's seven home runs this year have led off the game.
He's 5 for 10 in those two games and batting .370 in his last six versus Los Angeles.
Scheduled Chicago starter Jose Quintana (2-0, 3.86) took a no-hitter into the fifth inning Sunday at Kansas City, but allowed three runs in the frame and did not get an out in the sixth of a 6-5, 10-inning loss.
The left-hander has given up nine runs in 15 innings while going 1-0 in three starts since he threw 13 2-3 scoreless frames over the previous two.
Quintana yielded four runs - one earned - and walked five in five innings of a 4-2 road loss during his only previous appearance against the Angels on Sept. 22.
|Last Updated: 9/23/2014 3:22:50 PM EST|