LA Angels Weekly Predictions: Week Six
Thursday, May 11 vs. Detroit
Probables- JC Ramirez vs. Michael Fulmer
The Angels will be taking on the Detroit Tigers for the first time this season. In this four game series, they will start off against Michael Fulmer. The 2016 American League Rookie of the Year has picked up right where he left off. He has dominated his way to a 2.77 ERA this season. His last start may have been his best of the season, as he went eight innings and allowing two runs (one earned) against the Oakland Athletics. He gave up two walks while striking out nine A’s. He has held current Halo batters to a .194 career batting average against him, and has yet to allow a deep ball to any of them. Mike Trout has been ownded by Fulmer so far, as the two time MVP is 0-5 with four strikeouts.
The Angels will send out their own stud in JC Ramirez. As a starter this season, Ramirez has a 3.45 ERA. In five starts, he has given up two big flies. He has 33 strikeouts to 11 walks, and owns a 3-2 record on the season. He is coming off an excellent start against the high-powered Astros offense, and has explained in the Pitcher of the Week part of this article (6.0 innings, eight hits, one earned run, two strikeouts). Ramirez has been the Angels best pitcher this season, and has been rather consistent as a starter, only giving up more than three earned runs in his first start. Ever since, he has been someone the Angels can rely on to give them five or so innings of good pitching.
The pitching matchup is surprisingly pretty even, and the Angels offense has been more well-rounded as of late.
Prediction- Angels 3, Tigers 2