Mike Trout belted a walk-off homer Friday to lead the Angels to their eighth straight home victory. Expect the Angels to continue to flex their offense on the day after their American League West rivals, the Oakland Athletics, made news with their blockbuster trade. Momentum has carried over for Los Angeles after their victories as the Over is 6-1-2 in the Angels’ last 9 games following a win.
PITCHING MATCHUP: Astros RH Scott Feldman (4-5, 3.92 ERA) vs. Angels LH Hector Santiago (0-7, 4.08)
Feldman has admitted to being inconsistent – “I know I’ll have some more good outings and probably some bad ones, too,” Feldman told reporters. Not what one would want to hear in the beginning of a new month.
Santiago is still searching for his first win. His sub par ERA goes even higher to 5.19 in three career games (one start) against Houston.