The Angels lost 3-1 to Oakland last Saturday while John Lackey took another loss completing a double header sweep by the ChiSox, both by a 3-1 score. "It is what it is," said the righty. "We've got a lot of guys grinding, a lot of guys filling in some spots and really keeping us in a race. If you're losing the kind of caliber people that we've lost this year, it's going to show up eventually." "We're in a tough spot, for sure," said Lackey. "It's a tough division with two really quality teams in front of us, but we've got a lot of pros in that room that are going to keep battling and keep doing it the rest of the way." It's always good to hear what Big John has to say.