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Game preview: Los Angeles Angels at Cleveland Indians

The Indians play a makeup game from June as the Angels visit for a day game.

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Jered Weaver
Jered Weaver
Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Normally a day off, the Tribe entertain the Angels in a makeup game from a June 18 rainout.

  • Game is at 1:05 PM (Weaver vs. Salazar) [MLB network]

The Twins visit Tuesday through Thursday to wrap up this home stand. Then the Tribe head out for their final road trip of the season.

Team in a Box

Los Angeles Angels

Offense

AL Rank

Pitching

AL Rank

2014 Record

87-55

Runs/Game

4.8

2nd

Runs/Game

3.9

6th

AL West

1st

OBP

323

4th

H/9

7.9

3rd

Last 10

8-2

SLG

404

4th

BB/9

3.0

11th

Last 30

20-10

Steals

70

7th

SO/9

8.2

3rd

The Angels now lead the AL West by a comfortable margin, with a good chunk of that lead built on a recent four game sweep of the A's in Anaheim at the end of August. They then lost two in Houston, but just swept a four game set from the Twins over the weekend.

Projected Lineup

Pos

Player

Bats

PA

BA

OPS

C

Chris Iannetta

R

333

258

787

1B

Albert Pujols

R

620

275

800

2B

Howie Kendrick

R

608

285

728

3B

David Freese

R

451

256

681

SS

Erick Aybar

S

578

284

706

LF

Josh Hamilton

L

378

263

746

CF

Mike Trout

R

630

285

922

RF

Kole Calhoun

L

456

279

778

DH

Efren Navarro

L

140

260

673

The backup catchers are Hank Conger and John Buck. The backup infielders include Gordon Beckham, C.J. Cron, Luis Jimenez, John McDonald and Shawn O'Malley. The outfielders also include Tony Campana, Collin Cowgill, Grant Green and Brennan Boesch.

Hamilton is currently listed day to day, so Navarro could end up in left with perhaps Boesch or Conger at DH.

Projected Staff

Player

Throws

ERA

IP

WHIP

K/9

Jered Weaver

R

3.56

187.1

1.217

6.9

Huston Street#

R

1.33

54.0

0.944

8.5

Joe Smith

R

1.98

68.1

0.820

8.4

Kevin Jepsen

R

1.96

59.2

0.972

10.3

Fernando Salas

R

2.63

51.1

1.013

9.3

Mike Morin

R

2.50

50.1

1.113

8.6

# Includes stats with Padres

Other righthanders in the pen include Jason Grilli, Vinnie Pestano and Cam Bedrosian with lefthanders Mike Roth and Yoslan Herrera.

In his past five starts Weaver has a 2.90 ERA, 1.355 WHIP and 6.7 K/9. He is 1-1 in his two starts against Cleveland this year, giving up six runs in 11.1 innings, thirteen hits, two walks and ten strikeouts. Carlos Santana has two homers off him already this year.

Almanac

W

L

Pct

RS

RA

Pythag

2014

2

4

333

20

34

275

2013

4

2

667

22

21

521

Last 5*

19

20

487

154

142

537

Last 10*

40

44

476

374

349

532

All-Time

298

321

481

2647

2789

476

*Does not include 2014 stats

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