LA Angels: Reversing Memorial Day trend for Halos
By Evan Desai
The LA Angels have disappointed on Memorial Day since 2017.
The LA Angels have lost each of their past three Memorial Day games (there was no game on Memorial Day in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic).
In each of those three losses, the pitching staff has given up at least six runs. In 2018, they even gave up nine runs. In 2019, they gave up eight.
The last thing Angels fans are going to want is the Angels to show up to Oracle Park and continue the trend.
It was the starting pitching in all three losses that set a poor tone for the rest of the game. The starters gave up six runs each, except for 2018 when Tyler Skaggs gave up five. No starter went more than five innings, including a 2.2 inning outing from Ricky Nolasco.
The Angels scored three (2017), three (2018), and five runs (2019) in those three games.
That’ll need to be better against the San Francisco Giants this Memorial Day, a team who has a team ERA in the top five of the majors (3.24) as of May 26th.
An interleague matchup, it will be the first time the Halos take on the Giants this year.
The Giants have lost their last three Memorial Day contests as well. The last time they won on Memorial Day was in 2015.
Both teams will be hungry for their first win on the special day in a long time, and one will have to leave their fans with another disappointing Memorial Day memory.
In the Angels last two-game series, they went 2-0 against the Texas Rangers. In order to go 2-0 in this next two-game series, they’ll need to give their fans a Memorial Day to remember to start the series strong.