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Who's the bigger surprise?

So halfway through the baseball season (not really but for some reason the All-Star game never falls on the exact halfway point) who's the biggest surprise on the Angels pitching staff? Is it Joe Saunders with his team leading 3.07 ERA (not counting Lackey who only has 11 starts) and the second most wins in the majors at 12-5? Or is it Ervin Santana, whose stats of 11-3 and a 3.34 ERA are impressive enough but become even more so when put next to last years numbers when he lost twice as many games as he won at 7-14, had an ERA over 5 and struggled to last through the early innings of many of this games? What about John Lackey, who's come back from the disabled list to be the best pitcher in the majors heading into the All-Star break and has time and time again come up with the big performance when the Angels needed it the most?

It's a nice discussion to have, especially when your trying to get your mind off the team's inability to put the bat on the ball. And just think, we aren't even considering Jered Weaver who has a no-hitter this season or Jon Garland who's been a solid starter all season long. But right now, if we were in the World Series and it was Game 1, who would you start? Who would pitch in Game 2? And who would not start and instead move to the bullpen?

 

 

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