Major league baseball on Saturday night and we will see the LA Angels travel to Fenway Park to take on the Boston Red Sox. Free pick to follow. First pitch is scheduled for a 7:05 PM (Eastern) start time and the game will be televised on FOX.
Red Sox +105
Over/ Under: 8.5 0 -125
This is game 2 of a 3 game series between these American League foes. The Angels are surging a bit as they have won 8 of their last 11 games to pull to within 4.5 games of the Houston Astros in the AL West. The Red Sox are headed in the opposite direction as they have lost 4 of their last 5 games and sit in 4th place in the AL East with a 19-23 record. The Angels rank 22nd in the league in scoring (3.88 rpg), while on the mound they are 9th in ERA (3.57). The Red Sox rank 23rd in scoring (3.86 rpg), while on the mound they are 28th in ERA (4.60).
Trends for this game include: The Angels are 45-19 in their last 64 games vs. a starter with a WHIP greater than 1.30 and 55-25 in their last 80 vs. a team with a losing record, but just 5-17 in Wilson's last 22 road starts. The Red Sox are 16-37 in their last 53 home games vs. a team with a winning record, 11-27 in their last 38 during game 2 of a series and 5-17 their last 22 games in this series.
Getting the ball for the Angels tonight will be CJ Wilson, who is 2-2 with a 3.06 ERA on the year overall, while on the road he has gone 1-1 with a 2.36 ERA in 4 starts. Wilson has had 10 starts in his career vs the Red Sox and he is 6-2 with a 2.64 ERA in those starts, while at Fenway he has gone 3-1 with a 3.45 ERA in 5 starts.
Getting the ball for the Red Sox tonight will be Steven Wright who has just 1 start on the year and he lost that game to Seattle 5-0, allowing 3 ERs in 5 innings of work. Overall he has had 3 career starts now and he is 0-2 with a 4.09 ERA in those starts.
Pick: I will be taking the Angels in this one They are really starting to play well and i feel that their offense is finally catching up their pitching. CJ Wilson is is good form for the Halos right now, while Steven Wright is still looking for his first win as a starter. These teams are headed in opposite directions and I just don't see that changing here. LA takes game 2.
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