|LA ANGELS ( HEANEY )|
MINNESOTA ( MAEDA )
|915||LA ANGELS||+125||Ov 9,+100||+125||Ov 9,-115|
|916||MINNESOTA||-135||Un 9,-120||-135||Un 9,-105|
|vs Right-handed Starters||30-33||-6.4||34-29||4.5||0.246||0.300||0.421||0.721||5.0||0.245||0.322||0.420||0.742|
|Past 7 Games||2-5||-3.8||3-4||3.7||0.262||0.305||0.389||0.694||4.3||0.246||0.309||0.382||0.691|
|vs Left-handed Starters||11-22||-16.4||22-10||4.3||0.252||0.313||0.436||0.749||5.9||0.274||0.332||0.479||0.812|
|Past 7 Games||2-5||-2.8||3-3||3.1||0.222||0.281||0.382||0.663||4.4||0.239||0.288||0.444||0.732|
|7/9/2021||COBB(R)||@ SEATTLE||GONZALES(L)||3-7||L||-120||8.5 ov||O||9||7||1||8||8||1|
|7/10/2021||SANDOVAL(L)||@ SEATTLE||FLEXEN(R)||0-2||L||-110||8.5 un||U||3||4||0||7||8||0|
|7/11/2021||SUAREZ(L)||@ SEATTLE||SANTIAGO(L)||7-1||W||105||9 ev||U||11||9||0||4||7||0|
|7/19/2021||OHTANI(R)||@ OAKLAND||IRVIN(L)||1-4||L||105||8 ev||U||8||7||0||7||6||1|
|7/20/2021||SUAREZ(L)||@ OAKLAND||KAPRIELIAN(R)||0-6||L||145||8 ov||U||7||10||0||8||4||1|
|7/22/2021||HEANEY(L)||@ MINNESOTA||MAEDA(R)|| |
|7/23/2021||COBB(R)||@ MINNESOTA||HAPP(L)|| |
|7/24/2021||SANDOVAL(L)||@ MINNESOTA||BERRIOS(R)|| |
|7/25/2021||OHTANI(R)||@ MINNESOTA||OBER(R)|| |
|7/17/2021||BARNES(L)||@ DETROIT||URENA(R)||0-1||L||-125||8 un||U||2||2||1||6||6||1|
|7/17/2021||MAEDA(R)||@ DETROIT||ALEXANDER(L)||4-5||L||-160||7 un||O||8||6||0||5||4||0|
|7/18/2021||HAPP(L)||@ DETROIT||PERALTA(R)||0-7||L||-125||10 ov||U||6||7||0||11||5||1|
|7/19/2021||JAX(R)||@ CHI WHITE SOX||LYNN(R)||3-2||W||200||7 un||U||7||7||1||4||7||0|
|7/19/2021||BERRIOS(R)||@ CHI WHITE SOX||LOPEZ(R)||3-5||L||-115||7.5 un||O||4||1||0||4||1||1|
|7/20/2021||OBER(R)||@ CHI WHITE SOX||KEUCHEL(L)||5-9||L||125||9.5 ev||O||8||8||2||9||7||0|
|7/21/2021||PINEDA(R)||@ CHI WHITE SOX||CEASE(R)||7-2||W||140||9 un||P||11||6||2||10||8||0|
|7/22/2021||MAEDA(R)||LA ANGELS||HEANEY(L)|| |
|7/23/2021||HAPP(L)||LA ANGELS||COBB(R)|| |
|7/24/2021||BERRIOS(R)||LA ANGELS||SANDOVAL(L)|| |
|7/25/2021||OBER(R)||LA ANGELS||OHTANI(R)|| |
|LA ANGELS: He's Here: OF Dexter Fowler, SS Jos' Iglesias, RHP Raisel Iglesias, LHP Jos' Quintana, RHP Alex Cobb, C Kurt Suzuki, LHP Alex Claudio, RHP Aaron Slegers, GM Perry Minasian.
He's Outta Here: SS Andrelton Simmons, RHP Hansel Robles, RHP Julio Teher'n, RHP Keynan Middleton, RHP Cam Bedrosian, RHP No' Ramirez, RHP Matt Andriese, GM Billy Eppler.
Projected Lineup: 2B David Fletcher (.319, 3 HRs, 18 RBIs, .376 OBP), CF Mike Trout (.281, 17, 46, .993 OPS), DH Shohei Ohtani (.190, 7, 24, .657 OPS), 3B Anthony Rendon (.286, 9, 31, .915 OPS, 10 GIDP), LF Justin Upton (.204, 9, 22, 43 Ks, .711 OPS), 1B Albert Pujols (.224, 6, 25, .665 OPS), RF Dexter Fowler (.233, 4, 15 with Cardinals), SS Jos' Iglesias (.373, 3, 24 in 39 games with Orioles), C Max Stassi (.278, 7, 20 in 31 games).
Rotation: RH Dylan Bundy (6-3, 3.29 ERA), LH Andrew Heaney (4-3, 4.46), RH Griffin Canning (2-3, 3.99, Gold Glove), LH Jos' Quintana (0-0, 4.50 in 4 appearances with Cubs), RH Alex Cobb (2-5, 4.30 with Orioles), RH Shohei Ohtani (0-1, 37.80 ERA in 2 starts since 2018).
Key Relievers: RH Raisel Iglesias (4-3, 2.74, 8/10 saves with Reds), RH Ty Buttrey (2-3, 5.81, 5 saves), LH Alex Claudio (0-0, 4.26, 1 save with Brewers), RH Mike Mayers (2-0, 2.10, 2 saves), RH F'lix Pe'a (3-0, 4.05, 2 saves), RH Junior Guerra (1-2, 3.04 with Diamondbacks), RH Jaime Barria (1-0, 3.62), LH Patrick Sandoval (1-5, 5.65).
Outlook: The big-budget Angels believe they've got the talent and stability to end their streaks of five straight losing seasons ' the franchise's longest skid since the 1970s ' and six consecutive non-playoff campaigns. Limited groups of fans at Angel Stadium next month should provide a big boost for a team that will welcome the help. With much of the AL West rebuilding or rebooting, the timing could be right for Los Angeles to get Trout's first playoff victory. Coming off an unimpressive year by his peerless standards, Trout is back with Rendon for their first full season together. Starting pitching has been the Angels' biggest problem for years, and new GM Minasian addressed it only by acquiring Quintana and Cobb instead of bigger-name targets. Minasian is also overhauling the Halos' awful bullpen, starting with new closer Raisel Iglesias. While they're talented enough to win now, this also is a transition year for the Angels, with only four players under contract past 2021 ' including Ohtani, who will be a two-way player again after a rough 2020. Ohtani is hitting the cover off the ball in spring training, and the early results from his return to the mound are promising. This is also a probable farewell season for the 41-year-old Pujols, the oldest player in the majors as he hits the final summer of his 10-year contract with a fraction of his prime production.
|MINNESOTA: He's Here: SS Andrelton Simmons, RHP Alex Colom', LHP J.A. Happ, RHP Matt Shoemaker, RHP Hansel Robles, RHP Shaun Anderson, OF Kyle Garlick, OF Keon Broxton.
He's Outta Here: LF Eddie Rosario, RHP Sergio Romo, RHP Trevor May, RHP Jake Odorizzi, INF/OF Marwin Gonzalez, LHP Rich Hill, RHP Tyler Clippard, RHP Matt Wisler, INF Ehire Adrianza, C Alex Avila.
Projected Lineup: RF Max Kepler (.228, 9 HRs, 23 RBIs), 2B Jorge Polanco (.258, 4, 19), 3B Josh Donaldson (.222, 6, 11 in 28 games), DH Nelson Cruz (.303, 16, 33, 33 runs, .992 OPS), 1B Miguel San' (.204, 13, 25, 90 strikeouts), LF Alex Kirilloff (rookie) or Brent Rooker (.316, 1, 5 in 7 games), CF Byron Buxton (.254, 13, 27 in 39 games), C Mitch Garver (.167, 2, 5 in 23 games), SS Andrelton Simmons (.297, 0, 10 in 30 games with Angels).
Rotation: RH Kenta Maeda (6-1, 2.70 ERA), RH Jos' Berr'os (5-4, 4.00), RH Michael Pineda (2-0, 3.38 in 5 starts), LH J.A. Happ (2-2, 3.47 for Yankees), RH Matt Shoemaker (0-1, 4.71 in 6 starts for Blue Jays).
Key Relievers: RH Alex Colom' (2-0, 0.81, 12/13 saves for White Sox), LH Taylor Rogers (2-4, 4.05, 9/11 saves), RH Tyler Duffey (1-1, 1.88, 24 strikeouts in 31 innings), RH Hansel Robles (0-2, 10.26 in 16 2/3 innings for Angels), RH Jorge Alcal' (2-1, 2.63).
Outlook: The Twins have returned largely the same team that won the last two AL Central titles, aiming to end their major league-record 18-game postseason losing streak. The pitching staff was superb during the pandemic-shortened 2020 schedule, and Happ and Shoemaker have added value and experience to the rotation with Randy Dobnak moving to a long-relief role after making 10 starts last year. Maeda and Berr'os make for a solid one-two punch, but whether the pitching is deep enough for a postseason run remains to be seen. Signing away Colom' from their primary division competitor ought to pay off over the long haul, but to stay ahead of the White Sox, the offense will have to produce more like 2019 than 2020. Kirilloff made his major league debut in the playoffs after tearing up the team's alternate training site with an otherworldly hitting display. The Twins could keep him in Triple-A to start and let Rooker, another of the organization's top prospects, show off his bat. Garlick or Broxton could stick around for depth in the meantime. Keeping Buxton and Donaldson healthy figures to be the biggest key to success for the lineup, after a balky calf kept Donaldson from doing much in his debut with the Twins last year. The arrival of Simmons has given the infield defense a big boost and allowed the offense-oriented Polanco to move to a position that's a more natural fit. There should be a winning team waiting for Twins fans who file back into Target Field, starting at about 25% capacity. What ultimately matters, though, after the summer fun is whether this talented club can finally win a game in the fall.
|Last Updated: 8/5/2021 12:35:40 PM EST|