There’s been impressive performances both on the mound and offensively for a Halos team who isn’t projected as a serious contender. Meanwhile Chicago is thought as a favorite to win the American League.
Expect big things from the Angels in 2021.
Through the first three games of the series, the Angels have outscored the White Sox 21 to18. A majority of Chicago’s runs (12) come from their win on Friday. Overall the Angels pitching staff has held one of the league’s best offenses to a .269 batting average and .762 on-base plus slugging percentage. It’s not dominant, but it’s kept the Angels in games.
Angels Starting Pitching (3 games):
- Dylan Bundy: 6 IP 6 H 3 ER 1 BB 6 K
- Andrew Heaney: 3 IP 5 H 7 ER 2 BB 4 K
- Alex Cobb: 6 IP 8 H 3 ER 1 BB 7 K
Angels Bullpen (3 games):
- 9 IP 5 ER 10 H 6 BB 14 K
The big eyesore comes from Heaney in game two. Lefties don’t fare well against the White Sox and their offense didn’t disappoint. That day also saw the bullpen struggle, but they managed to shut the Chicago offense out in games one and three. It’s still early, but it’s possible the Angels bullpen is shaping up to be among the league’s elite groups.
If the Halos pitching continues to fare well, I believe their offense will make them a legitimate contender.