Athletics at Angels 9/25/19 - MLB Picks & Predictions

By: Zack |

Last Updated: 09/25/2019 at 12:06 AM ET

The Oakland Athletics conclude a short two-game series on the road Wednesday against American League West rival the Los Angeles Angels. Oakland was off on Monday and lost Sunday 8-3 to the Texas Rangers. The loss snapped a four-game winning streak for the A’s. Oakland pitching gave up five home runs to Texas in the loss.

The Angels were idle on Monday and lost Sunday 13-5 to the Houston Astros. The loss by the Angels clinched the American League West for the Astros. Los Angeles pitching gave up three home runs to Houston’s George Springer. Jared Walsh and Michael Hermosillo hit consecutive triples in the second with two out helping the Angels to tie the score early.

Marcus Semien leads Oakland with a .287 batting average. Matt Olson leads in home runs with 35 while Semien leads in RBIs with 91 and in hits with 183. The A’s are averaging .249 at the plate while opposing hitters are averaging .243. On Wednesday, the A’s will send Brett Anderson to the mound. The lefthander is 12-9 with an ERA of 4.00, 87 Ks and 48 BBs.

Mike Trout leads the Angels with a .291 batting average, in home runs with 45, and RBIs with 104. David Fletcher leads in hits with 166. Los Angeles is hitting .249 while opposing hitters are averaging .254. On Wednesday, the Angels will send Andrew Heaney to the mound. The lefthander is 4-6 with an ERA of 5.10, 111 Ks and 28 BBs.

Oakland is amidst a battle for an American League wildcard spot with the Cleveland Indians and Tampa Bay Rays. The Angels have been out of playoff contention for over half the season. Oakland has won 38 of its last 52 versus a left-handed starter and 24 of its last 32 when playing an opponent from the AL West. Final Score Prediction Oakland Athletics win 8-3.

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