Sunday, April 15 @ Royals
Probables- Ian Kennedy vs. Tyler Skaggs
In the rubber match of this series, the Angels will face Ian Kennedy. The USC alum has had two solid outings this season. He threw five innings against the Twins in his first start, allowing only three runs. In his second start against Oakland, Kennedy hurled six innings and allowed only two runs. His ERA sits at 4.09 right now. One of the biggest weaknesses of Kennedy’s game is his control. He walked five in his first outing and two in the next one. His strikeout to walk ratio of 9:7 is not very impressive. However, his win total remains at zero mostly because of the lack of run support he has received. In two starts, he has only gotten one run of support total.
Tyler Skaggs is likely to get his second start of the week. Hopefully he is coming of a solid outing against Texas. He has limited sample size against current Royals hitters, but this could come as an advantage to Skaggs. He has a wide variety of pitches, and often fairs well against hitters who have yet to face him. If he can bring his good curveball to this game, and doesn’t allow it to hang, he will find success against this Royals team.
Prediction- Angels 3, Royals 2