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Series Poll: Houston Astros @ Los Angeles Angels

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The Astros (3-3, t-1st in AL West) start the first road trip of the year with a 3-game match up against the Angels (2-4, t-4th in AL West)

MLB: Houston Astros at Los Angeles Angels Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

Hey everyone, just a brief look and a poll after I ended up writing another editorial yesterday. Funny how those keep happening when there’s actually baseball going on.

Anyways, the next series will be against the Los Angeles Angels, who are probably one of the more improved teams int he West after adding Anthony Rendon to the mix during the offseason.

He slots in well to an offense that already has baseball god Mike Trout in it along with Shohei Ohtani and Justin Upton. Unfortunately for them, that same lineup is still carrying Albert Pujols, who has been declining noticeably though still has some pop in his bat.

McCullers will get his second start of the season to open the series, facing off against Matt Andriese, who is making his first start since 2018. While no other pitchers have been announced for the series, Sunday is usually Ohtani day for the Angels. He made a dog’s breakfast out of his first outing though, so we’ll see what happens there.

The Angels are looking to benefit from the expanded playoffs in 2020 and hopefully grab their first postseason slot since 2014. They’ll have an uphill climb though, with both the Astros and A’s expected to compete for the division. In 60 games though anything can happen, so we’ll see if they can make a move this series.

Fun Fact

Mike Trout is about to welcome his first child into the world and was placed on paternity leave yesterday, meaning he will most likely miss this series.

For Your Viewing and Listening Pleasure

Game 1: Friday, July 31st @ 8:10 pm CDT
Listen: Astros - KBME 790 AM/94.5 FM HD-2, KTRH 740 AM/99.1 FM HD-2, La Ranchera 101.7 FM/850 AM / Angels - KLAA 830, KWKW 1330
Watch: Astros - ATT SportsNet-SW / Angels - FS-W

Game 2: Saturday, August 1st @ 6:07 pm CDT
Listen: Astros - KBME 790 AM/94.5 FM HD-2, La Ranchera 101.7 FM/850 AM / Angels - KLAA 830, KTMZ 1220
Watch: FOX

Game 3: Sunday, August 2nd @ 3:10 pm CDT
Listen: Astros - KBME 790 AM/94.5 FM HD-2, La Ranchera 101.7 FM/850 AM / Angels - KLAA 830, KWKW 1330
Watch: Astros - ATT SportsNet-SW / Angels - FS-W

Poll

Who wins this series?

This poll is closed

  • 19%
    Astros Sweep 3-0
    (13 votes)
  • 68%
    Astros Win 2-1
    (45 votes)
  • 12%
    Angels Win 2-1
    (8 votes)
  • 0%
    Angels Sweep 3-0
    (0 votes)
66 votes total Vote Now