Los Angeles Angels vs Oakland Athletics Picks and Predictions June 24th 2024

LA Angels Angels vs Oakland Athletics MLB Mon, Jun 24, 21:38 pm.
LA Angels Angels
ML: -140
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Oakland Athletics
ML: 120
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The Los Angeles Angels are set to begin a three-game series against the Oakland Athletics, with cautious optimism regarding their lineup. Zach Neto, who recently experienced an injury scare, is expected to start. This series in Anaheim is crucial for the Angels, who have been managing multiple injuries to key players.

Zach Neto’s Injury Update

Zach Neto, the Angels’ promising young shortstop, suffered a left calf injury during a recent game against the Dodgers. The injury occurred in two instances: initially when he fouled a ball off his leg, and later while attempting to field a ground ball. Despite the discomfort, Neto remained in the game until his leg gave out on him.

Manager’s Confidence in Neto Angels manager Ron Washington expressed confidence that Neto will be ready to play. Neto received treatment and had a rest day on Sunday, leading Washington to believe he will be fit for Monday’s game. The manager’s optimistic outlook suggests Neto’s injury may not be severe.

Impact of Neto’s Potential Absence

Should Neto be unable to play, the Angels have alternatives in Luis Rengifo or Luis Guillorme. However, Neto’s presence is vital, especially with the team already missing key players like Mike Trout, Anthony Rendon, and Brandon Drury. Neto’s contributions, both defensively and offensively, have been significant, including leading the team with 26 extra-base hits and 10 home runs.

Griffin Canning’s Performance

Right-hander Griffin Canning is slated to start for the Angels. Canning has had a challenging season, with a record of 2-8 and an ERA of 5.02. His recent performances have not been encouraging, and he will need to improve to help his team secure a win. Historically, Canning has a mixed record against the Athletics, making this start crucial for him and the Angels.

Oakland Athletics’ Starting Pitcher

The Athletics will counter with right-hander Luis Medina. Medina, who has a 1-2 record and a 4.71 ERA, has struggled in his limited starts this season. His previous outing against the Angels was rough, giving up eight runs in five innings. Medina will aim to turn things around in this start.

Armando Alvarez’s Major League Debut

Oakland infielder Armando Alvarez was recently called up and made his major league debut. Alvarez’s journey to the majors has been long, highlighted by his extensive minor league career. His debut included a defensive appearance and a groundout in his first at-bat, marking a significant milestone in his career.

Conclusion

The upcoming series between the Angels and the Athletics holds significant importance for both teams. With Neto’s expected return, the Angels hope to overcome their injury woes and secure crucial victories. The performance of their pitchers, particularly Canning, will be pivotal. For the Athletics, players like Alvarez bring fresh energy and stories of perseverance, adding an intriguing narrative to the series.

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over/under
LA Angels Angels
-1.5
145
-140
O 9
100
Oakland Athletics
+1.5
-175
120
U 9
-120
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