The Angels seem to be getting back on track
This will be a high octane game with plenty of surprises, as both of these teams are looking to surge in their respective divisions. Both are coming off a great first half to the season as both have found a batting rotation that works. In their first meeting this season the Red Sox won two of the three games because the first one was postponed. This will be a great hitting game because both teams rank top 5 in runs scored as well as on base percentage. I really expect this game to be one of the better offensive games of the season but I have to admit that I like Boston for this series.
The Red Sox have pulled a full 180 from what had happened last season, they have taken over their division and seem to never look back. Scoring, batting and fielding seem to come almost naturally to this team, pitching is the only aspect of their game that needs a little improvement as their starters average an ERA of 3.88 ranking them 12th overall.
The Los Angeles Angels got off to a slower start than some of the other teams in the League but they have found their way as they got a few of their starters back from injuries lingering from last season. They have really come alive offensively ranking in in the top 10 but they too have had issues with their pitching staff ranking them 26th overall with an ERA of 4.20.
Your inside scoop:
This game will be a hitting festival, I expect this game to reach the 15+ runs scored as both ball clubs seem on point with their batting ability. The key in this game for Boston will be their ability to control the pace of the game and keep the batter swinging while closing off the line drive between second and third.
The Angels will really have to control the infield, they need to be accurate and play the ball quickly to complete the outs needed. The Red Sox are -145 in this game and I see them talking this one because of their batting rotation depth.