Yankees and Angels Battle in Late West Coast Action

La Angels Baseball

Maybin Filling Nice for Trout as Angels Toil in 2nd Place

The fans at Angel Stadium will see the AL East leading New York Yankees and the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday night. The Angles have just been trying to hold serve while superstar Mike Trout is out with a thumb injury.

While Cameron Maybin isn’t expected to fill Trout’s shoes offensively at all, Maybin is expected to play good defense in center field while Trout recovers from surgery to repair a torn thumb ligament. Maybin was expected to play left field for the Angels. Management finally decided that he was the best option to replace the AL MVP in center field.

Maybin got hurt himself, straining an oblique muscle that landed him on the disabled list, not long after Trout was injured. He is back now and he should get the start in center field tonight against the Yankees. Maybin started out slow, hitting only .209, but has picked it up to .292 since the end of April.

Pineda a Different Pitcher

The Yankees will trot Michael Pineda out to the mound in this one. Right hander Pineda has a 7-3 record and a 3.39 ERA this season. Pineda has been consistently good all season. He has only given up three earned runs or fewer in 10 of his 12 starts. He is 1-1 with a 7.50 ERA in two career starts against the Angels. Tonight they will be facing a different Pineda than they’ve seen in the past. He has developed a change-up and has learned to pitch once he loses his quality stuff.

Starting this game for the Angels will be Matt Shoemaker. The right hander has a 4.22 ERA to go along with a 6-3 record this season. Shoemaker is set to face the Yankees for the third time in his career. He lost both previous starts against the Bronx Bombers. He gave up six runs and 15 hits in 13 1/3 innings.

Oddsmakers opened the Yankees as -125-moneyline favorites versus the Angels, while the game’s total opened at 8. The Yankees are now -160-moneyline favorites and the total has held steady.

In their last action, Los Angeles was a 3-2 winner on the road against the New York Yankees. Bettors on Los Angeles at 112 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Last time out for New York, they were a 3-2 loser as they battled the Los Angeles Angels. Moneyline bettors who got the Angels at 112 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Recent Form

Team record money vs LHP vs RHP Fave Dog O/U Diff
NY Yankees 38-24 $857.00 9-7 29-17 27-20 11-4 35-27 1.87
LA Angels 34-34 -$108.00 11-6 23-28 21-10 13-24 28-37-3 -0.04
Pitchers Last 3 Starts
M Pineda (7-3) ERA: 3.39
event date Opponent Result score OU Result ip money
Jun 8, 2017 BOS W 9-1 O 7 $83.00
Jun 2, 2017 TOR L 5-7 O 5 -$100.00
May 28, 2017 OAK W 9-5 O 6 $55.00
M Shoemaker (6-3) ERA: 4.22
event date Opponent Result score OU Result ip money
Jun 9, 2017 HOU W 9-4 O 7 $155.00
Jun 3, 2017 MIN W 7-2 O 6.1 $93.00
May 28, 2017 MIA L 2-9 O 4.2 -$100.00


NY Yankees’s relievers have pitched 16 innings in the last 3 games.
LA Angels’s relievers have pitched 14 innings in the last 3 games.
Pitcher Recent Starts Vs Opponent
New York Yankees – M Pineda
Date score Winner ip hits Runs Earned Runs walks strikeouts Decision
Jun 7, 2016 6-3 NYY 7 4 3 3 2 4 Win
Jul 9, 2011 9-3 LAA 5 6 7 7 2 7 Loss

Los Angeles Angels – M Shoemaker

Date score Winner ip hits Runs Earned Runs walks strikeouts Decision
Jun 6, 2016 5-2 NYY 7.2 8 4 4 0 6 Loss
Jul 1, 2015 3-1 NYY 5.2 7 2 2 1 3 Loss
Title Stat Rank Stat Rank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense 5.81 1 4.26 7
Away Team Away Scoring vs Home Team Home Defense 5.03 4 4.38 15
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense 4.22 24 3.94 2
Home Team Home Scoring vs Away Team Road Defense 4.56 18 3.97 4

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Next up:
New York at Oakland Thursday, June 15
Los Angeles home to Kansas City Thursday, June 15

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Dirty has been an employee or owner of some of the top online sports gambling forums since 1998. He worked at EOG.com from it's inception until 2008 when he left and opened GamblingIQ and then in 2012 opened Handicappers Hidaway. He has written hundreds af articles over the years and always has his "Dirty Dozen" College Football poll up starting the first week of October.
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