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#921 New York Yankees -110 vs.
#922 Los Angeles Angels 9
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 10:07pm EDT
Written by Ricky Dimon



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The Los Angeles Angels and New York Yankees will continue a four-game series when they clash at Angel Stadium on Tuesday night. Los Angeles dropped the 14-inning opener for its seventh loss in the past eight contests. The banged-up Yankees, on the other hand, are 6-1 in their last seven.

The Yankees have won a season-best four straight games and six of their last seven despite being plagued by injuries. They have 12 players on the injured list but will try to continue their impressive play on Tuesday in L.A. Outfielder Aaron Judge (oblique) was the latest to join the long list that includes fellow outfielder Giancarlo Stanton (biceps), third baseman Miguel Andjuar (shoulder), shortstop Troy Tulowitzki (calf), catcher Gary Sanchez (calf), starting pitcher Luis Severino (shoulder), and reliever Dellin Betances (shoulder), among others. New York managed just five hits in Monday’s 4-3 win over the Angels but pushed across the winning run on Gio Urshela’s 14th-inning single in the gap in right-center field.

Right-hander Jonathan Loaisiga (0-0, 3.86 ERA) is taking the mound for New York on Tuesday. Loaisiga is being recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to make a spot start in order to give the five rotation members an extra day of rest. The 24-year-old has made two starts for New York this season, allowing one run in 4.0 innings against Detroit on April 3 and two runs over 3.0 innings against Houston six days later.

Simmons’ streak ends

Los Angeles recorded just seven hits during Monday’s marathon as it lost for the seventh time in eight games. Shortstop Andrelton Simmons and cleanup hitter Albert Pujols each went 0-for-5, with Simmons having a seven-game hitting streak (13-for-32) come to an end.

Chris Stratton (0-1, 7.00 ERA) will oppose Loaisiga on Tuesday. The right-hander allowed six runs and seven hits over 5.0 innings against Seattle in his most recent start and did not factor into the decision. Stratton has pitched five or fewer innings in all four of his outings and has more walks (13) than strikeouts (11). He was troubled by L.A.’s D.J. LeMahieu (4-for-12, three walks) when both players were in the National League.

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Los Angeles third baseman Zack Cozart (neck) departed Monday’s game in the 12th inning after being injured diving into second base. That only adds insult to injury for a struggling squad. The Yankees, meanwhile, are on a roll and Loaisiga has been solid–albeit in limited action–this season. New York is 10-3 in its last 13 on the road against losing opponents and 7-3 in its last 10 at Los Angeles. The Angels are  1-5 in the last six meetings between the two teams.

Prediction: New York Yankees

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Loaisiga has posted a 4.91 ERA in six career road appearances. New York is still bashing the ball even though it is missing some of its stars. The over is 12-2 in the Yankees’ last 14 on the road, 9-2 in their last 11 on the road against opponents with winning home records, 10-1 in their last 11 on the road against right-handed starters, and 4-1 in German’s last five road starts. It is also 4-1 in the Angels’ last five against right-handed starters. Look for this one to go over the total.

Prediction: Over

Written By Ricky Dimon

A 2006 graduate of Davidson College, Ricky is a freelance sports writer based in Atlanta, Georgia. He has previously worked with various websites in the sports handicapping industry and is generally a fan of going with the hot hand while in most cases showing a willingness to take favorites and give the points. Beyond the four major sports, Ricky is an avid tennis fan—and writer—and covers the ATP Tour on a daily basis.