This game marks the finale curtain call for the Angels at Globe Life Park before they head to the new fancy Globe Life Field for next season. In total, the Angels will have met the Rangers 443 in this ballpark with the Angels winning 229 games to the Rangers 213 (not counting this last game).
Game 2&3 Notable:
Andrew Heaney: 14Ks!!!!
(let’s not talk about the rest)
(L) Patrick Sandoval (5.79) v. (L) Mike Leake (2.94 ERA)
Wednesday, Aug 21st @ 4:05PM
In Patrick Sandoval we trust to try and lead the Angels to a split in this series. Sandoval has made 3 starts - one good, one not so great, and one where he perhaps got pulled a bit early with only 74 pitches in the 5th inning. He’s got a tough battle with Mike Minor on the opposing bump.
You want a split you say? All we have to do is beat Mike Minor you say? The same guy who has a 2.94 ERA, 7.2bWAR and a 1.179 WHIP? Easy Peasy! Let’s not forget that Minor is the guy who threw a compete game shutout against the Angels on April 16th and a 1 run 6 inning game on May 25th. He did, however, get knocked out after 4.1 innings and 3 runs the last time he faced the Angels. In the month of August, Minor has allowed only 3 runs over 22 innings and has struck out 23.
(Pitch tracking data from baseballsavant.mlb.com)
(Splits from FanGraphs Splits Tool and Baseball Reference)
(Standings/odds from fivethirtyeight.com)