- It’s the Mets vs Angels on Sunday Night Baseball
- Taijuan Walker will face Patrick Sandoval on the mound
- Find the odds, lines, preview, and best bet below
The New York Mets and struggling Los Angeles Angels wrap up a three-game interleague set on Sunday Night Baseball in Anaheim, with the first pitch scheduled for 7:08pm ET.
Right-hander Taijuan Walker gets the call for NY in the rubber match. Patrick Sandoval counters for the Angels.
Mets vs Angels Odds
|New York Mets||+100||+1.5 (-190)||Ov 9 (+100)|
|Los Angeles Angels||-120||-1.5 (+160)||Un 9 (-120)|
Odds as of June 11th at Caesars Sportsbook.
The Angels are the favorite here with -120 odds after a big win on Saturday over the Mets.
Mets vs Angels Probable Pitchers
Walker is in the midst of a very solid season for the Mets, going 3-2 in nine starts with a 3.28 ERA. He’s also struck out 25 hitters in 46.2 innings and allowed 14 walks. Walker has given New York lots of consistency on the bump which definitely helps given the absences of Max Scherzer and Jacob deGrom right now.
Taijuan Walker's night is officially complete.
He retired 13 of the last 15 batters he faced, and allowed no hits in that span. pic.twitter.com/UDQS0y3xGb
— SNY Mets (@SNY_Mets) June 8, 2022
Last time out the 29-year-old surrendered four earned runs across six frames against the Padres. That was only the second time in 2022 Walker gave up more than three runs in a single outing. However, in seven appearances versus LA, the veteran owns a dismal 5.70 ERA.
Walker vs Sandoval Stats
Sandoval is definitely putting his best foot forward for the Angels this year. The 25-year-old is 3-1 with a stellar 2.81 ERA in nine starts while racking up 46 strikeouts in 48 innings of work. That being said, Sandoval’s command has been shaky at times, surrendering 24 free passes.
In his most recent outing vs Philadelphia, the righty only last 4.2 frames after allowing two earned and four walks as he took the no-decision.
The five main starting pitchers for the #Angels are looking like they might be back on track.
Patrick Sandoval 2.81 ERA
Shohei Ohtani 3.64 ERA
Noah Syndergaard 3.69 ERA
Michael Lorenzen 3.69 ERA
Reid Detmers 3.83 ERA #GoHalos
— Classic Cards (@Classic_Cards_) June 10, 2022
The Mets are a team Sandoval has never faced, which means this is new territory for him on Sunday. It’s almost important to note only two of his starts were at night and he boasts an ERA of 0.00 in those appearances.
Mets in a Rut
New York still sits at the top of the NL East with a 39-22 record, but they’ve been struggling as of late. The Mets have now lost three of their last four games, getting outscored 34-11 during that span.
Carlos Carrasco was very poor on Saturday, allowing five earned runs in the 11-6 defeat. The bullpen didn’t fare much better either, allowing six earned after Carrasco exited in the fifth inning.
Some solace for @The7LineArmy that traveled across the country to watch this game: Pete Alonso just hit one directly into that section.
Angels 9, Mets 2, top eight. pic.twitter.com/l3UCf4UqnS
— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) June 12, 2022
But even though the arms aren’t pitching great right now, the offense as a whole is thriving this season. NY is first in hits, average, and OBP and also ranks second in runs scored per game with 5.1. Pete Alonso, who is sitting at +1100 in NL MVP odds, leads the Mets with 16 homers, 54 RBI, and a .281 average.
Angels’ Bats Break Out in a Big Way
Los Angeles just finally ended a franchise-worst 14-game losing streak on Thursday, not long after the organization decided to relieve Joe Maddon of his managerial duties. Well, if the Angels’ offense can hit as they did on Saturday, this team will be just fine.
Relive all five homers from tonight's game 😇
— Los Angeles Angels (@Angels) June 12, 2022
LA beat up on the Mets’ pitching, banging out 11 runs on 15 hits. Mike Trout went deep twice in the contest, while Jared Walsh became the third player this season to hit for the cycle as he went 4-for-5 with three RBI.
Two-way star Shohei Ohtani also went 3-for-4. The Angels are hitting .366 as a group against Walker, with Trout alone going a mind-boggling 10-for-16 off him. Sunday could very well be another offensive explosion.
Mets vs Angels Prediction
Based on just how well Los Angeles hits Walker, it’s impossible to not pick them here. Also, Sandoval is dicing this season. Take the Angels to cover at home in the rubber match.
Pick: Angels -1.5 (+160)