The entire Angels rotation will be pitching on six days rest over the next five games. After that three starters will be pitching on five days rest.
Dan Haren last pitched on Friday versus the Diamondbacks. He was supposed to start on Wednesday against the Giants but Weaver returned from the disabled list to start that game. And so the rotation shuffle gives him back to back Friday appearances at the stadium. Ervin Santana pitched a one-hit gem last Saturday night and the only difference this Saturday will be the NL West team he is facing and the start time of 4:15 PM. Garrett Richards takes the mound for his second Sunday matinee in a row, this time against the Dodgers at 12:35 PM. Monday's offday gives C.J. Wilson six days off since his June 19 start against the Giants. He will face the Orioles in the team's first game on the east coast since April 26. Jered Weaver will likely see his pitch count allowance increased in his second start since returning from the disabled list Wednesday night in Baltimore.
After the two game series in Camden Yards, it is four games in Toronto, the first three of which see Haren, Santana and Richards pitching on five days rest. It will not be until the Sunday finale against those Blue Jays that an Angels pitcher starts on the traditional four days rest.
And then guess what happens? After all five Angels starters pitch on four days rest there are only three games until the All Star break - who knows how the rotation will be juggled to accommodate one or more members of the rotation in the Midsummer Classic. With Jerome Williams eligible to come off the disabled list on July 3, Mike Scioscia has many options.
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