Series Preview: Angels Look To Keep Their Winning Ways Going Vs A’s

By Jason Evans

This is the time when baseball is really fun. When everything is on the line and every pitch and every call is important. This is what this series will be as the Oakland Athletics travel to the Big A to take on the Angels.

Sept. 8, 2012; Anaheim, CA, USA; Los Angeles Angels center fielder

Mike Trout

(27) gets high fives after Trout leaped the outfield wall to steal a home run off Detroit Tigers first baseman

Prince Fielder

(not pictured) for the final out of the game at Angel Stadium. Angels won 6-1. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-US PRESSWIRE

Right now the A’s have the top spot in the Wild Card Standings. Baltimore has the second spot. The Angels and the Tampa Bay Rays are each one game out of the second spot. The Angels are the hottest team in baseball going 15-3 in their past 18 games. The Athletics are 12-4 in their past 16 games.

Both teams come off of sweeps this past weekend. The A’s swept the Mariners in Seattle while the Angels swept the Tigers. This will be the last time this season these two teams meet. The Angels swept Oakland in Oakland last week and the Athletics will be looking to return the favor.

Let’s take a look at the pitching matchups:

Monday: Jarrod Parker vs Dan Haren

Tuesday: Dan Straily vs TBA

Wednesday: A.J. Griffin vs TBA

Thursday: TBA vs C.J. Wilson

Monday through Wednesday is at 10:05ET/7:05PT. Thursday is at 3:35ET/12:35PT. The TBA’s are due to the injuries that both teams have suffered in the rotation in the past couple of weeks.