Los Angeles Angels vs. Los Angeles Dodgers: Preview, Predictions and Picks for June 22, 2024

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Jun 22, 2024 6:15 AM
The Los Angeles Angels look to even the series on Saturday night at Dodger Stadium, facing off against their city rivals, the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Angels will aim to overcome their struggling road record, sitting at 18-20, against a strong Dodgers team that holds a 47-31 overall record and 24-16 at home.
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Angels vs Dodgers starting pitchers

  • Tyler Glasnow for Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Zach Plesac for Los Angeles Angels

Angels vs Dodgers statistics

Stat Angels Dodgers
Hits 596 (18th) 681 (2nd)
Batting Average .237 (18th) .256 (3rd)
Runs Batted In 285 (24th) 377 (2nd)
Runs 305 (Tied-21st) 391 (2nd)
Home Runs 81 (14th) 106 (3rd)
Walks 218 (23rd) 301 (Tied-1st)
Stolen Bases 66 (Tied-8th) 47 (Tied-17th)
Strikeouts 627 (15th) 631 (14th)
Pitches 11024 (15th) 12031 (1st)

Los Angeles Dodgers recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
6/21/24 vs Los Angeles Angels L 3-2 F/10
6/20/24 @ Colorado Rockies W 5-3
6/19/24 @ Colorado Rockies L 7-6
6/18/24 @ Colorado Rockies W 11-9
6/17/24 @ Colorado Rockies W 9-5

Los Angeles Angels recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
6/21/24 @ Los Angeles Dodgers W 3-2 F/10
6/19/24 vs Milwaukee Brewers L 2-0
6/18/24 vs Milwaukee Brewers L 6-3
6/17/24 vs Milwaukee Brewers W 5-3
6/16/24 @ San Francisco Giants L 13-6

Angels vs Dodgers predictions

Heading into the upcoming clash at Dodger Stadium, the Los Angeles Angels have a few players worth watching closely because of their potential to sway the game. For instance, Taylor Ward has been consistently delivering power with 12 home runs this season, and his knack for driving in runs could be pivotal in tight situations against the Dodgers' strong lineup. Another player to keep an eye on is Logan O’Hoppe, whose batting average of .271 shines among his teammates, potentially setting the table for crucial innings. Zach Plesac, despite an ERA of 4.50, will need to keep the ball low and prevent giving up the long ball to keep his team competitive.

On the flip side, the Los Angeles Dodgers boast impressive stats that could be game-changers tonight. Shohei Ohtani, doing double duty as a phenomenal hitter and pitcher, has a batting average of .322 and has crushed 22 homers, positioning him as a significant threat every time he steps up to the plate. Tyler Glasnow, set to start for the Dodgers, holds a commanding presence on the mound with an ERA of 3.00 and an imposing 125 strikeouts to his name, promising to make it a tough day for Angels' hitters. His ability to dominate through deep innings will be crucial for the Dodgers to maintain control of the game.

Considering the powerful performances and strategic edges, the Los Angeles Dodgers seem set to have the upper hand in this matchup. Their robust batting lineup and strong pitching from Glasnow provide a solid foundation for success in tonight's game. While baseball always holds the possibility of surprises and unscripted heroics, the Dodgers' consistent strength this season, especially at home, makes them the likely victors in this face-off against the Angels. Let's see if the Angels can defy the odds or if the Dodgers will solidify their lead in this riveting crosstown rivalry.

Los Angeles Dodgers injuries

  • River Ryan (1B): Day-To-Day
  • Ryan Brasier (RP): 60-Day-IL
  • Michael Grove (RP): 15-Day-IL
  • Connor Brogdon (RP): 60-Day-IL
  • Walker Buehler (SP): 15-Day-IL

Los Angeles Angels injuries

  • Brandon Drury (2B): Day-To-Day
  • Miguel Sano (3B): 10-Day-IL
  • Alan Rangel (SP): Day-To-Day
  • Jake Marisnick (CF): Day-To-Day
  • Chase Silseth (SP): 60-Day-IL

Angels vs Dodgers game info

Venue Dodger Stadium
Location Los Angeles, California
First pitch Sat 10:10 PM
Temperature 79°
Chance of Rain 0%

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