In a road trip dubbed "the Four Corners Tour", the Angels (33-37) travel to New York to play the Mets (34-35) in a 3-game inter-league match-up. The 12-game road trip finds the Angels playing games in each of the four quadrants of the U.S. - they concluded 3-games in Seattle on Wednesday, will spend the weekend in New York playing the Mets, travel to Miami for 3 games with the national league Marlins Monday-Wednesday before concluding the 8000 mile trip in Los Angeles against the cross-town Dodgers next weekend.
Joel Pineiro, making his seventh attempt at his 100th career win, will open the New York series Friday night. Pineiro (2-3, 4.03 ERA) has allowed 4 earned run in each of his last 5 starts, and has lost his last three decisions. The ground balling right-hander looks to get back into the wins column against a team he has gone 3-0 with a 4.15 ERA in six starts during his career.
The Mets will send Chris Capuano (5-6, 4.40 ERA) to face the visiting Halos. The left-hander was signed as a free agent by the Mets this past off-season having spent his 5 seasons in Milwaukee. In his last start, Capuano shutout the Pirates over 7 innings, giving up just 3 hits.
Who's Hot - Last 7 Games:
Peter Bourjos - 5 for his last 16 (.313), 2 2B
Howie Kendrick - 8 for his last 22 (.364), 2 2B, 5 RBI
Vernon Wells - 7 for his last 23 (.304), 2 HR
Jose Reyes - 15 for his last 33 (.455), 1 2B, 1 3B, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 3 SB
Jason Bay- 6 for his last 19 (.316)
Carlos Beltran - 8 for his last 26 (.308), 1 2B, 5 RBI, 2 SB
Who's Cold - Last 7 Games:
Mark Trumbo - 2 for his last 17 (.118)
Torii Hunter - 2 for his last 23 (.087)
Maicer Izturis - 3 for his last 16 (.188)
Lucas Duda - 3 for his last 16 (.188)
Ruben Tejada - 4 for his last 26 (.154)
Ronny Paulino -2 for his last 11 (.182)
Game time is 4:10 (PDT) and will be show in Fox Sports West. For more Angels' news, be sure to check out Halos Heaven.