(5/2/23) 7:45PM Eastern.
ML: Angels +130 / Cardinals -150
Couple lefties take the mound tonight. STL and LAA rank 5th and 6th vs LHP in 2023. STL also ranks 4th offensively when batting at home. LAA SP Sandoval has been laboring recently. He allowed 3 Runs, 2 Earned, against OAK in 7 IP in his most recent start but the A’s are terrible. Start prior he surrendered 5 ER in 4 IP against the Yankees. He also completed just 3.2 Innings the start before that. Sandoval has an xERA of 4.26
STL SP Steven Matz has a 6.23 ERA in 5 starts this year. His Hard Hit % is 48.7, which would rank in the bottom 5% in 2022. He has a BA against of .308 and a WHIP of 1.73. He’s walked 13 batters in 26 innings of work. The Angels have the third highest OBP vs Lefties this year too. The Angels are averaging 6.1 Runs per game through their last 9 games and have a Team OPS of .808 in their last 5. Good park conditions with 18MPH blowing out to right center tonight as well.