Los Angeles Angels vs New York Yankees Picks and Predictions May 28th 2024

LA Angels Angels vs NY Yankees Yankees MLB Tue, May 28, 21:38 pm.
LA Angels Angels
ML: 145
NY Yankees Yankees
ML: -175

Angels Try to Stop Yankees, Red-Hot Anthony Volpe

Anthony Volpe, the New York Yankees’ standout shortstop, is defying the sophomore slump myth with an impressive 19-game hitting streak. As the Yankees prepare for a three-game series against the Los Angeles Angels in Anaheim, the spotlight is on Volpe to see if he can extend his remarkable performance.

Volpe’s Hot Streak

Anthony Volpe, who finished eighth in the American League Rookie of the Year voting last season, has elevated his game in 2024. His consistent hitting has been a cornerstone of the Yankees’ offense, recently going 1-for-3 with a run and a walk against the San Diego Padres. Volpe’s .333 average during this streak underscores his ability to perform under pressure and adapt to challenges.

Historical Comparisons

Volpe’s achievements place him alongside Yankees legends. The last Yankees player to achieve a 19-game hitting streak was Derek Jeter in 2012. Volpe also joins Joe DiMaggio as the only Yankees players to record a 19-game hitting streak before their 24th birthday. Yankees manager Aaron Boone commends Volpe’s relentless drive and adaptability, which have been crucial for the team’s offensive success.

Pitching Matchup: Canning vs. Cortes

The Angels will look to right-hander Griffin Canning to cool down Volpe. Canning, with a 2-4 record and a 5.05 ERA, aims to leverage his past performances against the Yankees, where he has a 3.27 ERA in two starts. His recent outing against the Houston Astros saw him give up two runs on five hits over five innings.

Opposing Canning, the Yankees will start southpaw Nestor Cortes, who has been in fine form, winning his last two starts. Cortes, holding a 3-4 record and a 3.29 ERA, has shown consistency, scattering three hits over five scoreless innings against the Seattle Mariners in his latest victory. He holds a 2-0 record with a 3.20 ERA in six career appearances against the Angels.

Angels’ Struggles and Key Players

The Angels are coming off a tough series against the Cleveland Guardians, where they were swept and outscored 19-11. Angel Stadium has been a challenging venue for Los Angeles, with the team struggling to a 4-17 record in their last 21 home games.

Right fielder Jo Adell’s recent slump exemplifies the Angels’ struggles. Adell is 1-for-21 (.048) over his past five games, striking out three times in Sunday’s game against Cleveland, including a crucial at-bat with the tying and go-ahead runs on base. Adell acknowledges the need to improve his approach, particularly against sliders away.


As the Yankees and Angels face off, Anthony Volpe’s historic hitting streak remains the focal point. For the Yankees, Volpe’s continued excellence is key to their offensive strategy, while the Angels hope for a turnaround from players like Adell to improve their home performance. This series promises high stakes and exciting baseball as both teams vie for victory.

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LA Angels Angels
O 8.5
NY Yankees Yankees
U 8.5
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