2016 Game 42: Orioles at Angels

5-20-16

GAME PREVIEW

Baltimore Orioles (24-15, 1st AL East) at Los Angeles Angels (19-22, 3rd AL West)

Angel Stadium of Anaheim

Angel Stadium

Weather Forecast @ 1st Pitch: Mostly Cloudy, 62F, Wind WSW 11mph

Pitching Matchup

Mike Wright (2-3, 5.40 ERA)

Mike Wright delivers a pitch during the first inning of a game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on April 24, 2016 (Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Mike Wright delivers a pitch during the first inning of a game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on April 24, 2016 (Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Wright has had a very up & down season in his 6 starts and 1 relief appearance so far. It seems he’ll have one good start followed by a poor start, then another good start. It’s a pattern that has repeated itself all season for Wright. Well, his last start was a good one Saturday against Detroit. In that game he held the Tigers to 2 runs on 3 hits over 7 innings to take his 2nd victory of the season in a game the Orioles won 9-3.

~VS~

Hector Santiago (3-2, 3.42 ERA)

Hector Santiago delivers a pitch during the first inning of a game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Angel Stadium on May 10, 2016 (Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

Hector Santiago delivers a pitch during the first inning of a game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Angel Stadium on May 10, 2016 (Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

After a rough 3-start stretch from April 29-May 10, Hector made by far the best start by any Angel starter this season his last time out Sunday in Seattle. He held the Mariners scoreless on just 2 hits over 8 innings to complete the sweep in a game the Angels won 3-0.

Game Notes

  • Santiago is coming off of the best start for any Angels pitcher this season, giving up two hits over eight shutout innings in a win over Seattle. He saw his mid-90s velocity return on his fastball, which was critical in his performance.
  • Wright is also coming off a solid start with a win on Saturday. He gave up two runs on three hits and three walks with six strikeouts over seven innings against the Tigers.
  • The Angels won the 2015 season series between the two clubs, 4-2

Starting Lineups

Baltimore

  1. RF-Joey Rickard – .264
  2. SS-Manny Machado – .319
  3. CF-Adam Jones – .244
  4. 1B-Chris Davis – .243
  5. DH-Mark Trumbo – .309
  6. C-Matt Wieters – .256
  7. 2B-Jonathan Schoop – .255
  8. LF-Nolan Reimold – .327
  9. 3B-Paul Janish – .000

Angels

  1. 3B-Yunel Escobar – .309
  2. RF-Kole Calhoun – .291
  3. CF-Mike Trout – .327
  4. DH-Albert Pujols – .224
  5. 1B-C.J. Cron – .258
  6. 2B-Johnny Giavotella – .264
  7. LF-Rafael Ortega – .293
  8. C-Carlos Perez – .173
  9. SS-Gregorio Petit – .250

AL West Standings

  1. Seattle: 23-17 (.575)
  2. Texas: 22-19 (.537) – 1.5 GB
  3. Angels: 19-22 (.463) – 4.5 GB
  4. Oakland: 19-23 (.452) – 5 GB
  5. Houston: 17-25 (.405) – 7 GB

Other AL West Matchups

  • Seattle @ Cincinnati – 4:10pm PT
  • Texas @ Houston – 5:10pm PT
  • NY Yankees @ Oakland – 6:35pm PT

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