Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (44-38, 2nd AL West) @ Colorado Rockies (35-47, 5th NL West)
Coors Field – Denver, CO
Weather Forecast @ 1st Pitch: Thunderstorms, 65F, Wind SSE 12mph, 58% Chance of Rain
Andrew Heaney (1-0, 1.38 ERA)
Heaney will be making just his third start of the season tonight, and has been quite impressive in his two starts so far. A week ago today Heaney held the Yankees to just 1 run on 2 hits over 7 strong innings to earn his first career MLB victory. Tonight will mark his first road start as an Angel, and Coors Field is notoriously unkind to pitchers.
Chad Bettis (4-3, 3.67 ERA)
Although Bettis did not join Colorado’s rotation until May 14, he has been solid in his 10 starts for Colorado so far this season. He has allowed 3 earned runs or fewer in 8 of those 10 starts and is coming off a start last Wednesday where he gave up 3 runs on 7 hits over 5 2/3 innings to Oakland, but took the loss in a game the Rockies lost 4-1.
- David Freese is the only Angels hitter who has faced Bettis. Freese is 1-for-1 with a double.
- Heaney has allowed only six hits in 13 innings pitched this season.
- Albert Pujols is a .320 career hitter with 20 home runs in 79 games against the Rockies.
- 2B-Johnny Giavotella – .271
- RF-Kole Calhoun – .266
- CF-Mike Trout – .299
- 1B-Albert Pujols – .265
- SS-Erick Aybar – .280
- 3B-David Freese – .242
- LF-Matt Joyce – .192
- C-Chris Iannetta – .190
- P-Andrew Heaney – .000