The LA Angels are hanging on by a thread in wild-card race. Is there any reason for hope?
The LA Angels have been fighting hard all season and have made numerous comebacks (45 to be exact) this season and many times they have looked as if they were dead in the water. However, every time you count them out, her they come again.
The LA Angels have made a living in 2017 of coming from behind to win games. The have won 45 games in they have trailed at one point during the contest. They have 19 victories in their final at-bat. They have won 16 times when they have trailed by at least three runs and 10 victories when they have trailed by four runs. Do I need to go on or do you get the point?
The Angels seem to perform their best when the chips are stacked against them this season. Right now the chips are majorly stacked against them as they trail the Minnesota Twins by five games with only six games to play. The Angels basically need to go undefeated and hope the Minnesota Twins cough up their five game advantage by going 1-5 or 0-6 in their last six games.
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The only ray of hope right now is that Angels play the Chicago White Sox who have not played well this season and are a team the Angels could/should win their next three games against. The Angels then come home and play Seattle who they have also done fairly well against this season (10-6 record so far in 2017).
However while the Angels winning six games in a row is a decent possibility with their favorable schedule, the Angels need major help to pull off the greatest playoff heist in history. The Twins play their next three games against Cleveland which could easily be three loses as hot as the Indians are winning 29 of their last 31 games.
However, the Twins then get to return home to play the lowly Tigers in Minneapolis in a three game series. The Twins manhandled the Tigers in Detroit this past weekend and the Tigers have shown no signs that they will do any better in Minnesota this weekend. Maybe Angels left fielder Justin Upton, a former Tiger can put a call into his buddies and light a fire under them or promise them a bonus if they sweep the Twins. (He will likely have more than enough money after free agency this Winter).
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I guess we will just have to wait and see what happens as unfortunately this most recent six-game losing streak the Angels had has all but sealed their fate. Let’s hope not. Remember that Angel Stadium is only two miles from Fantasyland and the happiest place on Earth. Angel Stadium could turn into Heaven on Earth. Good Luck Angels, May the Force Be with You.