San Francisco Giants vs La Angels Angels Picks and Predictions June 14th 2024

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San Francisco Giants
ML: -150
LA Angels Angels
ML: 125

Giants Plan to Get Creative in Series Opener vs. Angels

The San Francisco Giants, buoyed by a series win over the Houston Astros and promising news regarding their pitching staff, will host the Los Angeles Angels on Friday night to begin a three- game set at Oracle Park.

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Giants’ Season Overview and Pitching Challenges

Staying Competitive

The Giants have maintained a position around the.500 mark this season despite significant setbacks with their starting rotation. Key pitchers Alex Cobb and Robbie Ray have yet to pitch due to injuries, and Blake Snell has made two passages to the injured list while getting into game shape.

Rotational Adjustments

Manager Bob Melvin has had to be creative with his pitching options, utilizing six different pitchers in the fourth and fifth starter roles. Right- hander Keaton Winn has been designated as theNo. 4 starter despite his 3- 7 record and6.94 ERA. TheNo. 5 spot remains fluid, frequently performing in bullpen games, which is the plan for the series opener against the Angels.

Friday’s Probable Starters

Spencer Howard for the Giants

Spencer Howard( 0- 0,2.03 ERA) is expected to start for the Giants. Howard delivered a solid performance in his first start of the season last Saturday against the Texas Rangers, pitching42/3 innings and allowing one run. He led a bullpen trouble that limited Texas to five hits in a 3- 1 Giants victory. Howard has previously started twice against the Angels, collecting a 1- 1 record with a3.68 ERA.

Upcoming Pitching Reinforcements

San Francisco is optimistic about the return of several crucial pitchers

  • Blake Snell( strained left groin) could return in two weeks.
  • Alex Cobb( elbow/ shoulder soreness) may begin a rehab stint in the minors within a week.
  • Robbie Ray( second Tommy John surgery) is anticipated to return shortly after the All- Star break.

Melvin is particularly encouraged by Ray’s progress, noting that he struck out eight of the ten batters he faced in two Arizona Complex League appearances.” He is on his way now,” Melvin said.” Typically these things hit a bump along the way. It hasn’t yet– knock on wood.”

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Tyler Anderson for the Angels

Left- hander Tyler Anderson( 5- 6,2.63 ERA) will start for the Angels. Anderson, who preliminarily pitched for the Giants in 2020, has made one return to Oracle Park since, delivering a win for the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2022. In 11 career starts against the Giants, Anderson has a 3- 3 record with a4.29 ERA.

Team Performance and Key Players

Giants’ Recent Success

The Giants are coming off a day of rest following their 5- 3 victory over the Astros on Wednesday. This win secured the series against Houston and handed some momentum heading into the series with the Angels.

Angels’ Struggles

The Angels concluded a three- game series in Arizona with an 11- 1 loss on Thursday, having dropped four of their last six games. During this stretch, they’ve allowed six or further runs in five games.

Injury Concerns

The Angels will be without star outfielder Mike Trout, who underwent surgery on a torn meniscus in his left knee on May 3. However, catcher LoganO’Hoppe returned to the lineup on Thursday after suffering a painful injury from a foul ball on Tuesday.O’Hoppe, who described the injury as” by far” the most painful of his career, contributed by scoring the Angels’ only run in Thursday’s game.


As the Goliaths get ready for their series opener against the Heavenly messengers, they will depend on their warm up area and the inventive administration of their pitching staff to get a success. With Spencer Howard on the hill and fortifications not too far off, San Francisco is hoping to expand on their new achievement. In the mean time, the Holy messengers, confronting their own difficulties, will require serious areas of strength for a from Tyler Anderson and their setup to turn their new battles around. As both teams strive to have a significant impact, the matchup promises to be interesting.

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