Angel Offense: Ups and Downs

By Ryan Whitehead

It’s the big question that every Angels fan is asking right now: Where did the offense go from the first game of this series?. After scoring 12 runs in the first game, the Angel offense was only able to produce four runs in the last two games. In less than 48 hours, the offense made a total 180 degree turn around. Angels fans were treated to harsh reality that the offense has been inconsistent so far this season.

Does this mean that offense is going to be inconsistent all season? It’s still early to tell, but after what has been shown in this series starts to raise some serious questions. Benching second baseman Johnny Giavotella is just one of the many signs of the offensive struggles. In fact he has been benched twice in the last five games. Kole Calhoun has been moved from the leadoff spot to cleanup.

Before this road trip, the offensive game came in with a .231 batting average. In the last 10 games, they have scored a total of 42 runs. Manager Mike Scioscia told OC Register ” We have confidence in the guys on our roster and some of the guys on our depth chart, but they haven’t performed.” Another problem with the offense has been production against right handed pitchers. That raised a lot of concern since most pitchers in the league are right-handed.