Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Angels: Preview, Predictions and Picks for June 8, 2024

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Jun 8, 2024 6:15 AM
The Houston Astros look to build on their series lead as they face off against the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday, June 8th at Angel Stadium. The Astros, with a 29-35 overall record, will aim to capitalize on their 12-17 road record, while the struggling Angels, 24-39 overall and 10-22 at home, seek to even the series.
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Astros vs Angels starting pitchers

  • Tyler Anderson for Los Angeles Angels
  • Hunter Brown for Houston Astros

Astros vs Angels statistics

Stat Astros Angels
Hits 554 (3rd) 492 (17th)
Batting Average .257 (3rd) .236 (18th)
Runs Batted In 266 (11th) 234 (22nd)
Runs 277 (12th) 252 (Tied-21st)
Home Runs 80 (4th) 70 (Tied-7th)
Walks 186 (20th) 172 (27th)
Stolen Bases 42 (Tied-14th) 52 (9th)
Strikeouts 430 (30th) 528 (14th)
Pitches 8833 (25th) 9048 (18th)

Los Angeles Angels recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
6/7/24 vs Houston Astros L 7-1
6/5/24 vs San Diego Padres W 3-2
6/4/24 vs San Diego Padres W 4-2
6/3/24 vs San Diego Padres W 2-1
6/2/24 @ Seattle Mariners L 5-1

Houston Astros recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
6/7/24 @ Los Angeles Angels W 7-1
6/5/24 vs St. Louis Cardinals L 4-2
6/4/24 vs St. Louis Cardinals W 8-5
6/3/24 vs St. Louis Cardinals W 7-4
6/2/24 vs Minnesota Twins L 4-3

Astros vs Angels predictions

As the Houston Astros gear up to face the Los Angeles Angels, all eyes are likely on a few key players who could significantly impact the game's outcome. For the Astros, Jose Altuve is expected to continue his outstanding performance, possibly notching up multiple hits and playing a crucial role in turning the game in Houston's favor. Yordan Alvarez, another powerhouse, might contribute heavily with a mix of singles and perhaps a timely home run, driving in crucial runs. On the mound, Hunter Brown’s recent form suggests he might struggle a bit with control, but his high strikeout potential could see him wriggle out of tight situations, keeping the Astros competitive throughout.

Flipping over to the Angels' side, the squad will lean heavily on players like Taylor Ward and Logan O'Hoppe to ignite their offense. Ward, who has been a consistent performer, might add to his home run tally and bolster the Angels' run production. Meanwhile, Logan O'Hoppe could be key in getting on base and setting the table for potential scoring opportunities. Pitching-wise, Tyler Anderson appears poised for a solid outing. His ability to limit home runs and keep walks down could prove pivotal in keeping the Astros’ hitters in check, which is crucial for the Angels to hold any leads they might grab.

Considering the projected performances and current momentum, I'm leaning towards a close battle, but with the Angels taking the win this time around. Tyler Anderson's strong pitching could be just what Los Angeles needs to tame Houston's lineup. Given his stellar ERA and the support from his teammates swinging the bats, the Angels might just edge out with a narrow victory. Keep an eye on how the pitchers handle the pressure and which batters step up under the game's bright lights!

Los Angeles Angels injuries

  • Alberto Rios (LF): Day-To-Day
  • Jake Marisnick (CF): Day-To-Day
  • Brandon Drury (2B): 10-Day-IL
  • Chase Silseth (SP): 60-Day-IL
  • Ehire Adrianza (3B): 10-Day-IL

Houston Astros injuries

  • Dixon Machado (SS): Day-To-Day
  • Miguel Palma (C): Day-To-Day
  • Spencer Arrighetti (SP): Day-To-Day
  • Jacob Melton (CF): Day-To-Day
  • Rhett Kouba (SP): Day-To-Day

Astros vs Angels game info

Venue Angel Stadium
Location Anaheim, California
First pitch Sat 10:07 PM
Temperature 64°
Chance of Rain 0%

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