Angels vs Rangers Live : Get a summary of the Los Angeles Angels vs. Texas Rangers baseball game. Shohei Ohtani had an RBI single that put the Los Angeles Angels ahead to stay and was later picked off first base. Los Angeles Angels vs. Texas Rangers, at Angel Stadium of Anaheim, April 4, 2019 Matchups.
The Texas Rangers and Los Angeles Angels meet Thursday in MLB action at Angel Stadium. The Texas Rangers look for another victory after winning four of their last five games. The Rangers have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their six games. The Texas Rangers have won seven of their last 11 games when scoring more than one run. Elvis Andrus leads the Rangers with nine hits and three RBI while Nomar Mazara and Asdrubal Cabrera have combined for 12 hits and 14 RBI.
Edinson Volquez gets the ball, and he is 0-0 with a 9.00 ERA and three strikeouts this season. Volquez is 1-4 with a 10.71 ERA and 11 strikeouts in his career against the Angels. ARLINGTON – The Rangers open a four-game series at the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday. Manager Chris Woodward brings no special knowledge on how to slow Angels standout Mike Trout.
Woodward was a coach with Seattle in 2014-15. Trout hit .324 with nine homers, 20 RBIs and a .983 OPS for 136 at-bats against the Mariners in that span.
Woodward moved to the Los Angeles Dodgers’ coaching staff in 2017-18. Trout hit .371 with three homers, seven RBIs and a 1.146 OPS against the Dodgers in that time.
“He’s the one guy in the big leagues you don’t let beat you,” Woodward said. “He’s pretty special.”
Briefly: Center fielder Delino DeShields received a scheduled day off in the series finale against Houston. DeShields began play with only one hit, a grand slam off Chicago Cubs left-hander Cole Hamels, in 15 at-bats. Joey Gallo started in center, with Hunter Pence in left.
— The top four affiliates in the Rangers’ minor-league system start their seasons on Thursday. The opening day starters are: Triple-A Nashville, left-hander Taylor Hearn; Double-A Frisco, left-hander Brock Burke; High-A Down East, right-hander Tyler Phillips; Low-A Hickory, right-hander Hans Crouse.
— The Rangers were charged with their first errors of the season on misplays by shortstop Elvis Andrus and third baseman Asdrubal Cabrera in the fifth inning. The Rangers opened the season with 49 consecutive innings without an error. In a scoring change from Tuesday’s game, an error on Andrus was changed to a hit for Houston’s Yuli Gurriel.
The LA Angels may have been playing awfully, mostly on the offensive side, but the pitching has come through in dividends. The pitching was the biggest concern coming into 2019 so the Angels are already in a somewhat better spot than last year. Seeing them perform so admirably only adds fuel to the ever-burning optimism with this new Angels squad.
Home Opener time! The season starts now, you can finally get excited for real! Those last 6 games just happened to be built up to the real start of the show, like a really bad prequel if you will. It’s as if the Stars Wars prequels came out before the original trilogy, these last 6 games have only diminished the wonder and excitement surrounding previous beloved characters as well as adding universally hated new characters (I’m looking at you Jar-Jar). Most of the Angels free agent signings are looking like Jar-Jar additions to this squad; Zack Cozart, Justin Bour, Albert Pujols (as always), and Tommy Le Stella.
This series has bounce back written all over it. The Angels are facing a team that has been sitting at the bottom of the AL West for years. Not that the Angels are in any better position as of right now, but they do have more than enough talent to outshine the Rangers. Aside from the Angels offense they’ve been playing much better than the 1-5 record would speak towards.