Los Angeles Angels vs. Texas Rangers, 4-11

Los Angeles Angels vs. Texas Rangers, 4-11

The reliever, Barnette, appeared in 50 games for Texas a year ago. IP) in 6 relief outings for the Rangers this spring, holding opponents to a.182 (4-22) batting average with 3 walks and 6 strikeouts. Los Angeles has an over/under record of 6-4. LHP Andrew Heaney, on the DL because of left elbow inflammation, felt good following a bullpen session Monday and is expected to make his season debut Thursday or Friday against the Royals.

Ohtani (2-0) had a flawless game for 6 1/3 innings in his second start of the year and his major league career for Los Angeles, eventually surrendering one hit and one walk while striking out 12. On the other hand, the Rangers have lost 0.3 units and are 1-2 ATS when facing a lefty starter.

As a San Francisco Giants fan, I was delighted when they got rid of Matt Moore in the off season, as I didn't think he enjoyed pitching in San Francisco.

Trout homered in the second inning to put the Angels up 4-0 before Drew Robinson's RBI double in the bottom of the inning made it 4-1. "I'm running in and I see everyone lined up and I start getting hugged and I'm like 'dang I'm going to the show!' Everything kind of happened so fast and it was a cool experience to have it happen right in the middle of a game".

Perez has gone 4-4 with a 3.27 ERA over 12 games, 11 of them starts, in his career versus the Angels.

The Rangers aren't great, but they can score runs. The team's hit.277/.352/.416 over its last five games and is 2-3 SU during that stretch.

Choo did not perform especially well against lefties at home last season.


In the other dugout, Los Angeles' pitchers have allowed 4.0 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 4.75 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 9.34 K/9. "I was just trying to throw a strike and I can't".

Sunday: Went 2 for 3, including a home run, drove in two runs and scored two in a 6-1 win over Oakland.

Los Angeles' hitters have been led by Shohei Ohtani and Mike Trout.

The new-look Los Angeles Angels have been impressive during the first week and a half of the 2018 season and look to keep up that momentum against the Texas Rangers on Monday in the opener of a three-game set at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas.

Trout taken a step back when hitting lefties previous year, putting up a slash line of.280/.443/.463 across 106 plate appearances (compared to his total season line of.306/.442/.629).

The Angels head to Texas to take on the Rangers on Wednesday in the final game of a three game series.

"[Ohtani] has been challenged at a young age, so he's seasoned to what a lot of players have to get acclimated to", Los Angeles manager Mike Scioscia said.

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