The first round of the 2017 MLB Draft is in the books, which means that we have draft grades for all 30 of the first-round picks. How did your team do? How did your divisional rivals do?
In their last 18 games against the Angels, the Yankees are 13-5, per the OddsShark MLB Database. The Yankees have won each of their last nine home games against the Angels.
Los Angeles has done an admirable job of staying afloat in the absence of superstar slugger Mike Trout. In 20 games since Trout’s injury, the Angels have amassed a respectable 10-10 record, inexplicably averaging almost a run per game more on offense over this stretch than they did with Trout in the lineup.
Eric Young has filled in admirably for the irreplaceable slugger, batting .323 with 14 runs and six stolen bases in 20 games this season. The Angels took two of three from the Yankees at home last week.
Tuesday night’s total is set at 9.5 runs. The UNDER is 10-2-2 in the last 14 games between these two teams.
With home-field advantage and favorable pitching matchups, the Yankees should be heavy favorites in all three games in this series. Ricky Nolasco will clash with Jordan Montgomery on Wednesday, and Jesse Chavez faces Luis Severino on Thursday.
On July 16, 2010, in his ninth game with his new team, the Texas Rangers, Molina hit a single in the second inning. In his next at-bat, he hit a double. In the top of the fifth inning, he hit a grand slam. All he needed was a triple for the cycle.
All I need is physical ability to make the majors.