|LA ANGELS ( COBB )|
HOUSTON ( JAVIER )
|913||LA ANGELS||+115||Ov 9,-115||+115||Ov 9,-115|
|914||HOUSTON||-125||Un 9,-105||-125||Un 9,-105|
|vs Right-handed Starters||8-4||+1.9||6-6||5.3||0.263||0.319||0.444||0.764||4.2||0.216||0.298||0.353||0.651|
|Past 7 Games||3-4||-3.3||4-3||5.3||0.290||0.326||0.478||0.803||4.3||0.232||0.320||0.353||0.673|
|vs Right-handed Starters||3-4||-4||3-4||3.4||0.234||0.300||0.409||0.708||4.0||0.239||0.297||0.391||0.688|
|Past 7 Games||1-6||-7.4||3-3||2.7||0.194||0.262||0.251||0.513||5.6||0.254||0.335||0.464||0.799|
|4/8/2021||CANNING(R)||@ TORONTO||STRIPLING(R)||7-5||W||-105||10 ov||O||11||9||0||7||6||0|
|4/9/2021||HEANEY(L)||@ TORONTO||PHELPS(R)||7-1||W||-125||11 un||U||9||8||0||5||9||2|
|4/10/2021||QUINTANA(L)||@ TORONTO||MATZ(L)||1-15||L||100||10.5 un||O||6||6||3||14||9||0|
|4/12/2021||COBB(R)||@ KANSAS CITY||SINGER(R)||10-3||W||-110||8.5 ov||O||14||5||0||7||7||3|
|4/13/2021||BUNDY(R)||@ KANSAS CITY||DUFFY(L)||2-3||L||-130||8.5 ev||U||12||11||1||5||4||0|
|4/14/2021||CANNING(R)||@ KANSAS CITY||KELLER(R)||1-6||L||-120||9 un||U||6||9||3||11||8||1|
|4/22/2021||COBB(R)||@ HOUSTON||JAVIER(R)|| |
|4/23/2021||HEANEY(L)||@ HOUSTON||GREINKE(R)|| |
|4/24/2021||CANNING(R)||@ HOUSTON||ODORIZZI(R)|| |
|4/25/2021||BUNDY(R)||@ HOUSTON||MCCULLERS JR.(R)|| |
|4/26/2021||OHTANI(R)||@ TEXAS||LYLES(R)|| |
|4/27/2021||QUINTANA(L)||@ TEXAS||FOLTYNEWICZ(R)|| |
|4/28/2021||COBB(R)||@ TEXAS||DUNNING(R)|| |
|4/9/2021||MCCULLERS JR.(R)||OAKLAND||MANAEA(L)||2-6||L||-175||8.5 ov||U||8||9||1||7||6||0|
|4/14/2021||MCCULLERS JR.(R)||DETROIT||FULMER(R)||4-6||L||-180||8 un||O||8||10||0||8||8||1|
|4/16/2021||URQUIDY(R)||@ SEATTLE||KIKUCHI(L)||5-6||L||-105||8 ov||O||7||4||0||10||8||1|
|4/17/2021||GREINKE(R)||@ SEATTLE||FLEXEN(R)||1-0||W||-120||8.5 ev||U||10||8||0||4||3||0|
|4/18/2021||ODORIZZI(R)||@ SEATTLE||MARGEVICIUS(L)||2-7||L||-125||9 ov||P||1||5||0||6||4||3|
|4/20/2021||GARCIA(R)||@ COLORADO||GRAY(R)||2-6||L||-115||10.5 ev||U||5||6||0||7||4||2|
|4/21/2021||URQUIDY(R)||@ COLORADO||GOMBER(L)||3-6||L||-135||10 un||U||5||4||1||11||8||0|
|4/22/2021||JAVIER(R)||LA ANGELS||COBB(R)|| |
|4/23/2021||GREINKE(R)||LA ANGELS||HEANEY(L)|| |
|4/24/2021||ODORIZZI(R)||LA ANGELS||CANNING(R)|| |
|4/25/2021||MCCULLERS JR.(R)||LA ANGELS||BUNDY(R)|| |
|4/29/2021|| ||SEATTLE|| || |
|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.
|HOUSTON: He's Here: RHP Jake Odorizzi, C Jason Castro, RHP Pedro B'ez, RHP Ryne Stanek, RHP Steve Cishek, OF Steven Souza Jr.
He's Outta Here: CF George Springer, OF Josh Reddick, RHP Roberto Osuna, RHP Chris Devenski, RHP Brad Peacock, LHP Cionel Perez, RHP Cy Sneed.
Projected Lineup: 2B Jose Altuve (.219, 5 HRs, 18 RBIs), LF Michael Brantley (.300, 5, 22, 15 2Bs), SS Carlos Correa (.264, 5, 25), 3B Alex Bregman (.242, 6, 22), DH Yordan 'lvarez (.250, 1, 4 in 2 games), RF Kyle Tucker (.268, 9, 42, 6 3Bs), 1B Yuli Gurriel (.232, 6, 22, 12 2Bs), CF Myles Straw (.207, 0, 8), C Mart'n Maldonado (.215, 6, 24).
Rotation: RH Zack Greinke (3-3, 4.03 ERA), RH Lance McCullers Jr. (3-3, 3.93), RH Jake Odorizzi (0-1, 6.59 in 4 starts for Twins), RH Cristian Javier (5-2, 3.48), RH Jose Urquidy (1-1, 2.73 in 5 starts).
Key Relievers: RH Ryan Pressly (1-3, 3.43, 12 saves), RH Steve Cishek (0-0, 5.40 for White Sox), RH Joe Smith (opted out of 2020 season), RH Pedro B'ez (0-0, 3.18 for Dodgers), RH Josh James (1-0, 7.27).
Outlook: The Astros seek their fourth AL West title in five seasons after keeping last year's team that came a win shy of the World Series largely intact. They relied on a bevy of talented young pitchers to carry them in a season when ace Justin Verlander made just one start. One of those starters, Framber Valdez, broke a finger on his pitching hand in spring training and could miss significant time. That leaves McCullers, Urquidy and Javier needing to take another step forward this season with Verlander out all year after undergoing Tommy John surgery. The rotation got a late boost when Houston added Odorizzi. The 2019 All-Star gives the Astros a veteran to pair with the 37-year-old Greinke and provide stability as some of the young arms develop. They'll have a huge hole in the lineup after leadoff hitter and center fielder Springer signed a $150 million, six-year contract with the Blue Jays after spending his first seven major league seasons in Houston. The Astros brought back veteran outfielder Brantley, who signed a two-year deal to stay with the team, and their offense should get a boost with the return of Alvarez. The 2019 AL Rookie of the Year is healthy after missing all but two games last season after being diagnosed with COVID-19 before having knee surgery. His return should help make up for the loss of Springer in a lineup that also features Bregman, Altuve and Correa, who powered the offense in the playoffs with six homers and 17 RBIs. The Astros announced in January that they would allow about 10,000 fans per game at Minute Maid Park early this season. But they could increase that number before opening day in the wake of the Texas Rangers' decision to allow 100% capacity at their ballpark after Gov. Greg Abbott lifted coronavirus restrictions in the state.
|Last Updated: 5/9/2021 7:48:51 AM EST|