The LA Angels biggest issue this season has been finding solid consistency from the starting rotation; so far the only consistent performer is newcomer Griffin Canning across his two starts on the season.
We all knew Canning was going to be a dominant force after being called up from Triple A, but the fact that he’s been so consistent already puts him at the top of class for the LA Angels. Despite Canning’s A+ stuff there is still the matter of every single other starter not getting it done on a consistent basis. That needs to change against the Orioles
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Neither starter has shown any semblance of consistency through the course of the season. While they do show flashes of competence at times, sometimes even flashes of dominance, there has been little to no consistency from either starter.
The worst part about it is that they show zero consistency when the Angels need them the most. The Angels just dropped a two-game series against the Astros and saw Cahill and Harvey pummeled embarrassingly in those two games.
Cahill couldn’t get out of the fourth inning in his start against the Astros and Harvey failed to limit the Astros to less than 5 runs in his start, as expected.
So what does this mean? Are the Astros truly that far out of the Angels league or is it simply a case of the Angels being sunk by two mediocre starting performances? Can Cahill and Harvey show at least a fleck of skill in their upcoming starts against the Orioles?
Will the Angels play down to their competition and show their true colors as one of the more mediocre teams in baseball? Or will the Angels work the kinks out of Harvey and Cahill and prove that there is far more than has met the eye through this month and a week into the season?