Give me all the Shohei you can get. The Angels have undoubtedly been a mess recently, they’ve almost fell out of the playoff picture and now Mike Trout has a “rare back condition.” But the shining star has been Shohei Ohtani, who despite being highly touted, still deserves more attention in my eyes. He’s currently 3rd in the AL Cy Young race odds, while hitting .257 with 21 home runs. It’s something incredible we haven’t seen in a long time.
Tonight he’ll be starting against Spencer Howard and the Rangers, both of whom have not exactly lived up to expectations. Howard hasn’t made it past the 5th inning in any of his appearances this year and it’s no coincidence. He’s looked shaky in his 3rd year in the majors and even the Angels will be able to hit this guy. With Shohei on the mound, the Angels get a huge bump and should be able to easily put away the Rangers.
Angels -1.5 | -106 at FanDuel