Boston Red Sox vs Los Angeles Angels – 5/23/15 MLB Fantasy Sports, Baseball Picks, Odds & Predictions
Major League Baseball will air nationally from mock draft managers to track rosters as the Boston Red Sox host the LA Angels. The teams will play in Boston at 7:15PM Eastern Time on FOX TV.
It is a battle between two teams underperforming at the plate this year. The Angels bats exploded in Game 1 of this series as they had a nine run fifth inning on Friday as they team had pushed across 11 runs by the time the Red Sox hit in the bottom of the frame. Season to date the Angels are 29th and second last in MLB in runs scored at just 3.68 per game. They hit .232 as a team ranking 28th in the league. For an American League team with no hitting pitcher this is simply atrocious. Pitching wise the Angels starters have given the club 25 quality outings and have a collective 1.17 WHIP the they don’t get run support so the team sat at 21-20 as this series began on Friday.
Boston is 23rd in the league in runs scored at 3.83 per contest. They hit .233 as a club ranking 27th in baseball. The starting staff has not been good and the team ERA sits at 4.47 ranking 27th in Major League Baseball. Entering the series on Friday with the Angels the Red Sox has scored one run in losses in their final two games against the Texas Rangers with a bad pitching staff. Things are quiet at the plate when the everyday player with the highest batting average is Xander Bogaerts who hits .271.
LA Angels CF: Mike Trout leads the Angels everyday players with a .303 average with 11 homers and 23 RBIs. After his three hit game on Friday has a four game win streak with three of the games multi-hit.
LA Angels RF: Trout is the only .300 hitter in the Angels everyday lineup. Kole Calhoun is close with batting average of .295. He has four homers and 20 RBIs. Calhoun has hits in eight of ten games and had two hits in Friday’s game.
LA Angels SS: Erick Aybar has moved his batting average up 25 points the past ten games. He is hitting .269 with hits in nine of his past ten games. Five of the games were multi-hit games.
LA Angels 2B: Johnny Giavotella replaced Howie Kendrick in the Angels lineup as the veteran was traded to the Dodgers in the offseason. Giavotella is battling .254 with a homer and 15 RBIs. He is in a 0 for 9 slump entering Saturdays game.
LA Angels 1B: Albert Pujols is off to a slow start. He is batting .235 with 8 homers with 16 RBIs. Pujols is coming off a 2 for 6 games on Friday as he returned to the lineup on Friday after leaving Thursday’s game early with a wrist injury.
LA Angels Pitcher: C.J. Wilson is 2-2 in eight starts with an ERA of 3.06 and WHIP of 1.13. He isn’t allowing many baserunners this year and has cut down his walks on the year. Wilson has allowed two earned runs or fewer in five of six games.
Boston Red Sox 2B: Sadly a .280 batting average is the highest for any Red Sox everyday player. It’s Dustin Pedroia who leads the team in hitting. He has five homers and 16 RBIS on the year. He had a good Game 1 of this series on Friday with three hits in five at bats.
Boston Red Sox SS: Xander Bogaerts is hitting .279 and has two homers and 13 RBIs. He enters play on a five game hit streak and has hits in seven of eight games.
Boston Red Sox 3B: Pablo Sandoval saw his average move down nearly 40 points to .268. He missed Friday’s game with a knee problem. Panda has 2 hits in his past 22 at bats. Brock Holt is seeing action and is hitting. 294.
Boston Red Sox LF: Hanley Ramirez is hitting .257 for the Red Sox with 10 homers and 22 RBIs. It has been a tough month of May for Hanley as he is batting just .213.
Boston Red Sox Pitcher: Steven Wright makes his second start of the year on Saturday. In three games Wright has a record of 1-1 with an ERA of 4.02 and WHIP of 1.53.
MLB Baseball One Day League Fantasy Tips
P: C.J. Wilson (Angels)
CF: Mike Trout (Angels)
SS: Xander Bogaerts (Red Sox)
3B: Brock Holt (Red Sox)
RF: Kole Calhoun (Angels)
2B: Dustin Pedroia (Red Sox)