Despite the loss of Vlad and Torii Hunter to injuries for the next 3-4 weeks, the Halos have been blessed with a relatively easy schedule over the period which these two superstars will be out of action. From now until August 2nd, the Angels play only one team with a winning record, the Minnesota Twins--which is currently hovering one-game above the 500. mark.
Here is our schedule for the next three weeks:
July 16-19 @ Oakland (37-49)
July 20-22 @ Kansas City (37-51)
July 23-26 vs. Minnesota (45-44)
July 27-29 vs. Cleveland (35-54)
July 31 - August 2 @ Minnesota (45-44)
The following series, which should coincide with Torii and Vlad's return, consist of playing the White Sox, Rangers, Rays before going a week and a half on the road playing teams with losing records again (Orioles, Indians, Blue Jays).
Playing with out Vlad and especially Torii who was having a giagantic year will be tough. Luckily though, the Halos probably couldn't have asked for a better schedule for those two players to be out.