Michael Pineda (2-6, 6.41 ERA) looks to build off his last productive start against former Yankee David Huff. Pineda threw one of, if not the, best start of his season. He took a no decision against the Tigers, giving up just one run with 8 K’s through 5.2 innings. This will be his second career start against the Halos. The last time he saw them, back in 2011 with the Mariners, he gave up seven runs on six hits through five innings and took the loss.
Huff makes his first start of the year in place of the injured Nick Tropeano. He joined LA on a Minor League deal back on May 17, and spent part of 2013 and 2014 with the Yankees. In seven years in the Bigs, he is 25-28 with a 5.08 ERA. He pitched to a 5.40 ERA in 11.2 Minor League innings this season. He last saw the Yanks as a member of the Indians back in 2013, pitching 1.2 scoreless relief innings.
HOPE Week, an enterprise dedicated to assisting those in the community involved in outreach, continues. Yesterday, Mariano Rivera, Brett Gardner, Brian McCann, Nick Goody and Chase Headley worked with a local boy and his organization, Stars for Cars, which assists the USO.
- Yunel Escobar is 7-15 (.467) with two homers against Pineda in his career.
- Pineda ranks fourth in the AL with a 10.22 K/9 ratio.
- The Angels’ bats have struckout 340 times this season, the lowest mark in the Majors.
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