They say signs come off in many forms, and the Los Angeles Angels need one to help them avoid a really long season.
The biggest question is will the slump continue? Will the Los Angeles Angels become what is feared by every fan? The worst team in baseball. Yes, you can hear the evil music in the background while reading these words.
With a lackluster lineup and a starting rotation plagued with injuries; it’s really hard to look for light at the end of the tunnel. Especially after the fact the home fans booed the Los Angeles Angels were booed after losing it on Monday after being blown out by the Twins.
The system that is the Los Angeles Angels clubhouse needs some serious help. Let’s start with the pitching. Hector Santiago, has not been able to rise to the challenge and be the Angels ace that the Angels need him to be. If anything he has gotten worse in 28 starts since, he has a 5.56 ERA.
He was 3-2 with a 3.42 ERA on May 15 but is 0-2 with a 12.18 ERA in his last five starts, allowing 23 runs and 24 hits seven of them being homers in 17 innings. Santiago is 3-4 with a 5.64 ERA on the season. Chacin, has been as streaky as the Angels season but is better than nothing.
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Matt Shoemaker has gone from one of worst pitchers to true ace to the lackluster staff. He holds a A 53/3 K/BB ratio over his last six starts, clearly he’s been an upside to this whole breaking apart situation. Weaver isn’t what he used to be, it’s great that he’s fighting but he just doesn’t have the same stuff anymore.
Then emerges a shining light or another dark cloud, the freak is coming to Anaheim. His first start could come this weekend against the Oakland A’s if he’s indeed called up, but will he be dominant? No one knows, but every fan will be watching him pitch.
The lineup has been trying to keep it loose and being positive while ten player sit on the DL. It’s great that Mike Trout didn’t sit in the DL after being hit on the thumb. The Los Angeles Angels, star is okay and the fill in from triple A like Gregorio Petit has really shine being a journeyman infielder.
As the Train’s song says we are calling an angel to save this team. We can dream and hope that there might be one.