Cleveland Guardians vs. Los Angeles Angels: Preview, Predictions and Picks for May 24, 2024

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May 24, 2024 6:22 AM
On Friday, May 24, the surging Cleveland Guardians, with a dominant 33-17 record, travel to Angel Stadium to face the struggling Los Angeles Angels, who are struggling with a 20-30 record. The Guardians, 15-11 on the road, look to build on their 2-1 regular season series lead over the Angels, while the Halos aim to turn their season around at home, where they are 6-16.
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Guardians vs Angels starting pitchers

  • Patrick Sandoval for Los Angeles Angels
  • Logan Allen for Cleveland Guardians

Guardians vs Angels statistics

Stat Guardians Angels
Hits 392 (20th) 418 (11th)
Batting Average .237 (18th) .244 (13th)
Runs Batted In 226 (9th) 202 (Tied-16th)
Runs 244 (Tied-5th) 219 (Tied-14th)
Home Runs 54 (Tied-11th) 59 (Tied-7th)
Walks 147 (Tied-23rd) 147 (Tied-23rd)
Stolen Bases 48 (7th) 47 (8th)
Strikeouts 373 (27th) 434 (12th)
Pitches 7078 (24th) 7495 (10th)

Los Angeles Angels recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
5/22/24 @ Houston Astros W 2-1
5/21/24 @ Houston Astros L 6-5 F/10
5/20/24 @ Houston Astros W 9-7
5/19/24 @ Texas Rangers W 4-1
5/18/24 @ Texas Rangers L 3-2 F/13

Cleveland Guardians recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
5/22/24 vs New York Mets W 6-3
5/21/24 vs New York Mets W 7-6
5/20/24 vs New York Mets W 3-1
5/19/24 vs Minnesota Twins W 5-2
5/18/24 vs Minnesota Twins W 11-4

Guardians vs Angels predictions

As the Cleveland Guardians take on the Los Angeles Angels, I'm expecting big things from their star players. Andres Gimenez, who's been on fire lately, should continue his hot streak, driving in at least two runs and scoring a run himself. Jose Ramirez, the Guardians' powerhouse third baseman, will likely go deep, adding to his impressive home run total. And with Logan Allen taking the mound, I think he'll have a solid outing, striking out around seven batters and giving up no more than two earned runs.

On the other side, the Angels will be relying on their top performers to get the job done. Taylor Ward, their slugging left fielder, should have a multi-hit game, including a double and an RBI. Mike Trout, the Angels' superstar center fielder, will likely make his presence felt, scoring at least one run and driving in another. And on the mound, Patrick Sandoval will need to be sharp, but I think he'll be up to the task, pitching into the sixth inning and keeping the Guardians' potent offense in check.

Based on these projections, I think the Guardians will come out on top in this one. With their strong pitching and timely hitting, they should be able to outlast the Angels. I'm predicting a 5-3 win for the Guardians, with Logan Allen getting the win and Jose Ramirez earning player of the game honors. Of course, baseball is always unpredictable, but based on recent form and team dynamics, I think the Guardians have the edge in this matchup.

Los Angeles Angels injuries

  • Ryan Costeiu (SP): Day-To-Day
  • Zach Neto (SS): Day-To-Day
  • Guillermo Zuniga (RP): 15-Day-IL
  • Miguel Sano (3B): 10-Day-IL
  • Ehire Adrianza (3B): 10-Day-IL

Cleveland Guardians injuries

  • Eli Morgan (RP): 15-Day-IL
  • Angel Martinez (2B): 60-Day-IL
  • James Karinchak (RP): 60-Day-IL
  • Nic Enright (RP): Day-To-Day
  • Franco Aleman (RP): Day-To-Day

Guardians vs Angels game info

Venue Angel Stadium
Location Anaheim, California
First pitch Fri 9:38 PM
Temperature 62°
Chance of Rain 40%

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