The Los Angeles Angels (60-62) are set to take on the Tampa Bay Rays (73-50) in a thrilling MLB matchup at Angel Stadium. The game promises to deliver exciting plays and fierce competition between these two American League teams.
Shohei Ohtani Powers Angels to Face Rays
On the mound for the Angels will be Tyler Anderson, who holds a record of 5-4 with a 5.28 ERA. He will face off against the Rays’ starting pitcher, Erasmo Ramírez, who has a record of 2-3 with a 5.72 ERA. Both pitchers will be looking to control the game and give their team a chance to secure the win. The Angels, currently fourth in the American League West, have been led by the outstanding performances of their designated hitter, Shohei Ohtani. Ohtani boasts a batting average of .306 and leads the team in home runs with 42. As a two-way player, Ohtani’s contributions on both offense and as a pitcher have been instrumental to the Angels’ success.
The Rays, sitting in a strong position as the second-ranked team in the American League East, have had a remarkable season. First baseman Yandy Díaz has been a standout player for Tampa Bay, with an impressive batting average of .322. The Rays will rely on their depth and balanced lineup to match up with the Angels. The game will take place on Friday, August 18th, at 6:38 PM Pacific Time. Fans can catch the action on MLB Network as these two teams battle it out on the diamond.
What to Watch For:
Shohei Ohtani will look to add to his impressive home run tally and be a key offensive force for the Angels.
Can the Rays’ bullpen shut down the Angels’ powerful lineup and give their team a chance to secure the win?
Keep an eye on the offensive matchups as both teams feature strong hitters who can change the course of the game with one swing of the bat.
Los Angeles Angels: Jo Adell (LF, Oblique, D60), José Suarez (SP, Shoulder, D60), Max Stassi (C, Hip, D60), José Quijada (RP, Elbow, D60), Logan O’Hoppe (C, Shoulder, D60), Zach Neto (SS, Back, D10), Gio Urshela (SS, Pelvis, D60), Chris Devenski (RP, Hamstring, D15), Austin Warren (RP, Elbow, D60), Mike Trout (CF, Hand, D10), Sam Bachman (RP, Shoulder, D60), José Marte (RP, Elbow, D60), Chris Rodriguez (RP, Shoulder, D60), Anthony Rendon (3B, Shin, D10), Davis Daniel (SP, Shoulder, D60), Taylor Ward (LF, Face, D60), Ben Joyce (RP, Arm, D60)
Tampa Bay Rays: Jeffrey Springs (SP, Elbow, D60), Drew Rasmussen (SP, Flexor, D60), Taylor Walls (2B, Oblique, D10), Kevin Kelly (RP, Undisclosed, D15), Shane Baz (SP, Elbow, D60), Francisco Mejía (C, Knee, D10), Shane McClanahan (SP, Forearm, D60), Jose Siri (CF, Hand, Day-to-Day), Garrett Cleavinger (RP, Knee, D60), Manuel Margot (CF, Elbow, D10)