Well folks, it is that time of the year again. Everyone's favorite month of baseball is upon us, and the Angels find themselves in a familiar position: heading into the home stretch, 1st in the AL West, and our pitchers seemed to have hit their strides. For the majority of teams in the MLB, this would be a dream come true, but here in Anaheim we are starving for some of that postseason magic.
Having watched the Angels go through up and downs for the last couple years, I gotta say our recent play isn't reassuring me that we won't have a repeat of the years past. Barring total collapses by the Yankees, Redsox, and Angels. It seems our Angels are on a collision course with guess who: the Boston Redsox. The same team that we have a post season record of 1-6 against.
Having just lost the RedSox and Yankees in back to back games, the Angels arent exactly making any statments. It's comforting that Weaver and Lackey seemed to hold their own against our potential opponents. What's worrying is that our offense that was once the best in baseball, has seemed to lost all its confidence. The Angel's series after series have been getting shutdown. Inconsistency with runners in scoring position, and striking out have started to plague us. Losing two heartbreaking games may not mean much statistically, but the Angels had a chance to make a statement this road trip, and haven't been able to muster any sort of offense.
So I ask you fellow Angel fans.......Are you worried about our playoff chances this year?