La Angels Angels vs Cleveland Guardians Picks and Predictions May 25th 2024

LA Angels Angels vs Cleveland Guardians MLB Sat, May 25, 21:38 pm.
LA Angels Angels
ML: 110
Cleveland Guardians
ML: -135

Versatile David Fry Aims to Guide Guardians Past Angels

Match Preview: Cleveland Guardians vs. Los Angeles Angels

Fry’s Unexpected Rise

David Fry began spring training without any assurance of securing a spot on the Cleveland Guardians’ MLB team. Looking ahead to today, Fry is now a crucial member of the top-ranked Guardians, being recognized as the central figure and driving force of the team.

In the opener of a three-game series against the Los Angeles Angels messengers on Friday in Anaheim, Sear sparkled brilliantly. He began at catcher and went 2-for-3 with a homer and two strolls, pushing the Guardians to a 10-4 triumph. Sear will hope to convey one more champion execution as the groups go head to head again on Saturday.

Fry’s Versatility and Impact

Fry’s ability to play multiple positions has been invaluable to the Guardians. He has taken on roles as a catcher, first baseman, third baseman, left fielder, and designated hitter. While his defensive versatility is a significant asset, his offensive contributions have cemented his place in the lineup.

In 35 games, Fry boasts a .360 batting average with six home runs, 19 RBIs, three stolen bases, and an impressive 1.128 OPS. His recent form has been exceptional, going 9-for-14 with three homers and seven RBIs over the past six games.

“He just continues to have a slow heartbeat and have a professional at-bat every time out,” Guardians manager Stephen Vogt said. “To drive the ball the other way and be ready to pull the ball when needed, he’s just really confident right now. He’s kind of the heart and soul behind the scenes. Whether he’s going well, going bad, on the bench, in the game, moving positions eight times during the game, he wants to play and does it well. He means a lot to us.”

Fry echoed his manager’s sentiment about his approach at the plate: “When I’m going well, I’m not thinking about my swing. Just how I’m going to attack the pitcher and his plan.”

Pitching Matchup

Cleveland will send right-hander Tanner Bibee (2-1, 3.93 ERA) to the mound on Saturday for his 11th start of the season. Bibee has delivered strong performances in his past two starts, allowing just one run over 12 1/3 innings, though he received no-decisions in both outings. He holds a 0-2 record with a 4.12 ERA in three career starts against the Angels.

The Angels will counter with right-hander Jose Soriano (2-4, 3.30 ERA), making his 11th appearance and ninth start of the season. Soriano has been impressive in May, going 2-0 with a 1.90 ERA after a challenging April. In his most recent start, he allowed one run over 7 2/3 innings in a 4-1 victory over Texas.

Soriano’s fastball, which arrives at 100 mph, and his knuckle-bend have been especially viable, keeping hitters shaky. His presentation has drawn acclaim from his colleagues.

“He just seems to get better and better with every start,” Angels outfielder Mickey Moniak said. “Last year, we saw him out of the ‘pen, and he was incredible. For him to transition back into a starter and progressively get better and refine his craft with that stuff, it’s fun to watch, especially from center field.”

Backup catcher Matt Thaiss, who caught Soriano’s last start, added, “Every umpire I talk to, they think it’s top-three stuff in all of baseball. It’s out of this world. As long as he … fills up the zone, it’s kind of unhittable.”


As Fry continues to prove his worth and Bibee looks to extend his strong pitching, the Guardians aim to secure another win against the Angels on Saturday. The combination of Fry’s offensive firepower and Bibee’s pitching prowess could be key factors in keeping the Guardians’ momentum alive. Fans can look forward to an exciting clash as both teams bring their best to the field.

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LA Angels Angels
O 7.5
Cleveland Guardians
U 7.5
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