Jared Walsh starts off the scoring against the Rangers in the top of the 2nd inning with a solo home run to right field
You can't win 'em all, but we'd certainly like to win more than we did Tuesday when we struck out on all three of our MLB bets. Here are our top plays for Wednesday:White Sox (-150) vs. Guardians, 2:10 p.m. ETWe thought Monday's heartbreaking loss would carry over for the White Sox and their depleted bullpen, but Chicago kept rolling in Tuesday's convincing victory over the Guardians, securing its eighth win in nine games.White Sox veteran Vince Velasquez gets the call in the third game of this series after arguably his two best starts in a Chicago uniform. The 29-year-old righty allowed just one run on seven hits in 10 2/3 combined frames against the loaded Angels and Red Sox lineups, notching 24 swinging strikes across those starts despite low strikeout totals.Cleveland starter Aaron Civale, meanwhile, has been one of the worst pitchers by any metric this season, ranking near the bottom in ERA (9.45), WHIP (1.70), and batting average allowed (.315). He has his work cut out for him against a surging White Sox lineup that has plated at least three runs in 10 straight games.Phillies under 3 runs (even) @ Mariners, 3:40 p.m.Does anyone really want to bet against Logan Gilbert right now? The second-year starter has carried the momentum from a promising rookie campaign into a dominant 2022: He leads the American League in ERA (1.36) after holding five of his first six opponents to one run or fewer in at least five innings of work.His strikeout numbers won't wow anyone, but the crafty right-hander has generated 30 of his 33 punchouts with his fastball-slider combo, with each pitch producing a whiff rate of at least 20% and combining for a .215 average allowed on those offerings. Reigning Cy Young winner Robbie Ray used a similar mix to pitch four perfect innings Tuesday, finishing with 10 strikeouts in 5 2/3 frames in the Mariners' 5-4 win over the Phillies.Philadelphia took Ray deep in the fifth inning to spoil his perfect bid, and the Phillies hit two more round-trippers in later innings. Don't expect such a power surge against Gilbert, who has allowed just four extra-base hits (two homers) all year. Seattle's bullpen has been one of the better units by advanced metrics, but Gilbert's work early should help this one cash.Angels (-125) vs. Rays, 7:07 p.m.Good things happen for the Angels when Shohei Ohtani is on the mound. Los Angeles has won each of his last three starts and 16 of 28 (57.1%) dating back to his MVP year in 2021. He turned in arguably his finest showing yet in his last start, fanning 11 Red Sox batters through seven scoreless innings while finishing 2-for-4 at the plate.Ohtani and Mike Trout have been the catalysts for their team's offensive explosion, hitting a combined five home runs over the last two games to help the Angels score 23 total runs in a pair of blowout wins over the Rays. It's not just them, though; the likes of Jared Walsh, Taylor Ward, and Brandon Marsh have helped round out one of the AL's most dangerous orders.Tampa Bay starter Shane McClanahan has impressed with an AL-best 47 punchouts and 13.1 K/9, but he's already allowed five home runs in six starts and is susceptible to hard contact - which is in no short supply for the Angels. Los Angeles won the first two games of this series by a combined 20 runs and should secure a clean sweep with Ohtani on the mound.C Jackson Cowart is a sports betting writer at theScore. You can follow him on Twitter (@CJacksonCowart) or email him at [email protected] © 2022 Score Media Ventures Inc. All rights reserved. Certain content reproduced under license.
A night that began with Shohei Ohtani receiving his MVP award ended with a rookie putting on a show.Los Angeles Angels left-hander Reid Detmers threw a no-hitter Tuesday against the Tampa Bay Rays at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. The Angels won 12-0. What a moment! A no-hitter for Reid Detmers! (MLB x @budweiserusa) pic.twitter.com/UZ9ohyejRd MLB (@MLB) May 11, 2022 Detmers, the Halos' first-round pick in 2020, was making just his 11th major-league start. The performance was his first complete game dating back to his college days at Louisville."I just blacked out," he told Erica Weston of Bally Sports West. Detmers had never thrown more than 6 innings in pro ball after being drafted in 2020. He never threw more than 8 innings in a game during his college career at Louisville. There is no training to finish that - just adrenaline and weightlessness. No-hitters are utterly amazing. Alex Speier (@alexspeier) May 11, 2022 The 22-year-old is the 25th rookie in MLB history to toss a complete-game no-no and the second Angels rookie to do it, following Bo Belinsky in 1962. It's also the 12th no-hitter in Angels history and the first by an individual Halos pitcher since Jered Weaver in 2012.Detmers struck out just two batters, the fewest in a no-hitter since Francisco Liriano in 2011, per Elias Sports Bureau. However, he issued only one walk on 108 pitches (68 strikes). Tampa Bay also got a runner on base following Jared Walsh's error in the seventh inning, the closest it came to breaking up the no-no. Reid Detmers no-hitter was *almost* broken up by Brett Phillips but luckily they scored this an error pic.twitter.com/Aky9bWa1Yf Ben Palmer (@benjpalmer) May 11, 2022 Detmers came into the game sporting a career 6.33 ERA and 1.45 WHIP over his 11 big-league outings. He's the only pitcher since 1913 to throw a no-hitter after starting the contest with a lifetime ERA above 6.00 in at least 40 career innings, according to Stats By Stats.This was the sixth time the Rays have been no-hit in franchise history and the first since falling victim to Felix Hernandez's perfect game in 2012.Copyright © 2022 Score Media Ventures Inc. All rights reserved. Certain content reproduced under license.
Los Angeles Angels left-hander Reid Detmers has thrown eight no-hit innings against the Tampa Bay Rays at Angel Stadium of Anaheim.The 22-year-old has struck out two and walked one on 94 pitches (58 strikes). The Rays had a baserunner reach on Angels first baseman Jared Walsh's seventh-inning error, a play that could have been scored as a hit.Detmers will face Vidal Brujan, Kevin Kiermaier, and Yandy Diaz in the ninth inning with his team ahead 10-0.Copyright © 2022 Score Media Ventures Inc. All rights reserved. Certain content reproduced under license.
Jared Walsh homers, plates four in Angels' 8-0 win