Angels @ Royals
The Angels are on the road again facing the Royals today. The Royals took 2 out of 3 games at home earlier this June. The current series is tied 1-1 with today being the deciding factor on who will take game 3. The Royals have 10+ hits in the previous 3 straight games and tied for the fifth most games (18) with 10+ hits this year. Look for the Royals to get the backs going early today and the angels to come out aggressive on the base paths.
Marlins @ Reds
The Marlins have dropped 11 out of the past 14 games to the Reds. The Reds bats have gotten going right from the start averaging over 4.5 runs per game against the Marlins. The marlins have registered 10+ hits (six) on the road in July, which is the second most in the MLB. They will look to continue to get ahead in pitch counts and find the gaps. Braxton Garret will be on the bump today for the Marlins while Luis Castillo has will start for the Reds. Both pitchers have the capability of getting ahead in the count and creating a strikeouts. Limiting the Home runs and walks today will be a key factor.