Angels plus $1.66 at Rangers 

I acknowledge this month has been brutal for the Angels. They were 11-5 in their last 16 games entering August. But the Angels are 3-10 this month.

So, why get involved with them? 

Price plus situation. 

The Rangers humiliated the Angels, 12-0, on Monday. Angels manager Phil Nevin admitted his team didn’t focus. This is what he said following the loss: “We let some things get to us and that’s the first time I’ve seen that. Disappointed? Absolutely. Mad? Yeah. But I know this group in there. They’ll rebound and come out (Tuesday). It’ll be better.”

Expect a strong, concentrated effort from the Angels. They have Lucas Giolito on the mound making his fourth start for them after coming from the White Sox. Los Angeles defeated the Giants in Giolito’s previous start last Tuesday. Giolito is 3-0 with a 3.38 ERA in four career starts versus Texas. He ranks 10th in the American League in strikeouts with 145 in 136 innings. 

Texas is going with lefty Jordan Montgomery. This will be Montgomery’s third start with the Rangers since coming from St. Louis. He’s a solid middle-of-the-road starter. I still don’t know why the Yankees dealt him to the Cardinals for Harrison Bader. The Yankees are living proof you can never have enough healthy pitchers. 

Based on value, I think the Angels are worth a peanut here. 

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