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New York Mets vs Los Angeles Angels Predictions

The New York Mets conclude their road trip through Southern California on Sunday Night Baseball with an interleague matchup against the struggling Los Angeles Angels. The excursion opened with a split against the Dodgers before the Mets dropped two of three in San Diego.

They then made the short trip up I-5 playing all three teams in the region in just over a week. The Metropolitans look to finish off the trip on a high note after dropping the final two games against the Padres getting outscored 20-2. Still, they entered the weekend battling the Dodgers for the best record in the NL.

New York Mets vs Los Angeles Angels Date/Time

The interleague showdown between the New York Mets and Los Angeles Angels takes place on Sunday, June 12, 2022 at 7:08 p.m. ET from Angel Stadium. The game will air live on ESPN with betting options for every game on the 2022 MLB schedule available at

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With the addition of Max Scherzer to a rotation that includes Jacob deGrom, the Metropolitans were expected to dominate on the bump. Well, deGrom has yet to pitch this season and the usually durable Scherzer has been on the IL for almost a month. No problem, the Mets have been among the NL’s elite all season getting strong enough pitching to complement one of the best offenses in MLB.

Prior to their current trip the Mets showed off their balance sweeping a six-game homestand against NL East rivals Philadelphia and Washington. They won all six games by a combined score of 49-17 scoring at least five runs and cashing the OVER each time. They haven’t been nearly as good against some of the NL’s best, though they did salvage a split with the Dodgers by taking the last two of that four-game set. After winning the opener in San Diego to run their winning streak to three, New York dropped last two giving up 20 runs to a club that has struggled to score.

Just two weeks ago the Angels were 10 games over .500 battling the Astros for the top spot in the AL West. Then all hell broke loose. They lost a club record 14 consecutive games, fired manager Joe Maddon and lost Mike Trout to injury. As the losses mounted so did the frustration. The Halos ended the skid on Thursday with a 5-2 win over Boston finally breathing a sigh of relief.

The Angels are an interesting club. They were expected to be better and maybe compete for a playoff spot with the expanded field this season. Upgrades to the pitching staff along with a healthy Trout, Shohei Ohtani and Anthony Rendon lifted the level of optimism. They probably weren’t as good as their 27-17 record on May 24 indicated. And they certainly aren’t as bad as they showed during their 14-game skid. With that behind them maybe they can find some consistency for a march back to .500.

Probable Pitchers

With their two aces on the shelf Taijuan Walker (3-2, 3.28 ERA) has been a big part of New York’s success on the hill. He is coming off one of his worst outings of the season, though, allowing four runs and five hits in 6.0 innings in a loss to San Diego. It was the first time in six starts he’d allowed more than three earned runs in a game and he also conceded the first home run in that stretch. Walker has gone at least 5.0 innings in seven of his last eight starts not allowing a run in three of those

Taijuan Walker (3-2, 3.28 ERA)

Walker has been consistently good this season and he has a history with the Angels from his time in the AL. In seven career starts against the Halos he’s 3-3 with a 5.70 ERA. His only complete game shutout was against LA while a member of the Mariners. Walker allowed just three hits with 11 strikeouts tossing 113 pitches in the 8-0 win during the 2016 season.

Patrick Sandoval (3-1, 2.81 ERA) has been a revelation for the Angels this season. He’d made 29 starts in three previous seasons and never had a defined role. He’s emerged as one of the top hurlers on the staff and looks to find the stuff that put him in that spot. He was a big part of the team’s hot start going 3-1 with a 1.79 ERA over his first seven starts. The Angels were 6-1 in those games.

Patrick Sandoval (3-1, 2.81 ERA)

However, like the team, Sandoval struggled in his last two outings. He failed to complete 5.0 innings in both allowing nine hits and seven earned in 7.2 combined frames. His ERA ballooned over a run in that stretch. He has yet to allow a home run in 48 innings this season.

Mets vs Angels Predictions

The Angels finally ended their funk and they could have Trout back in the lineup after he missed a few games. We saw Philly go on a run after changing managers and the Angels definitely have the talent to do the same. However, with Sandoval’s recent struggles and the bullpen failures, it’s hard to back the Halos.

Prediction: New York Mets / OVER

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