LA Angels Weekly Predictions: Week Four
Sunday, April 30 @ Rangers
Probables- Martin Perez vs. JC Ramirez
The Angels will go for the series win on Sunday, but will have their work cut out for them. They will be going against Nick Martinez, who owns a solid 3.60 ERA on the year. He was roughed up in his last start however. Martinez gave up four runs in 3.2 innings pitched against Oakland. He allowed seven hits and two walks. He will be looking to rebound against an Angels team who has found success against him previously. As a team, they hit .279 against Martinez with 15 walks. He has only allowed one home run to the Angels (Jefry Marte) and send them down on strikes 15 times. Martinez is performing better this season than any season before, so Sunday should be an interesting matchup between him and the Halo offense.
The Angels will likely send out JC Ramirez. However, depending on how his start goes earlier in the week, they could pursue other options. One name that is a possibility is Daniel Wright. Wright pitched on Saturday for the Halos. He performed admirably, going five innings and allowing no runs. He only gave up three hits and a walk while striking out three.
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No matter who starts for the Angels, they will have a tough task slowing down this Rangers offense that averaged seven runs per game in the two team’s first series.
Prediction- Rangers 6, Angels 3