It does not look like the American League West is a joke. Each team showed they are able to put up a ton of runs. And for the most part, they were all able to keep their opponents from scoring a lot. Well, the other teams did all of that. The Angels did not. In the opening series against the M's, the Halos were outscored 26-8. It was a massive disappointment for the home opener.
Luckily the road opener begins with two Houston starters that are completely unstable. Think Joe Blanton unstable. The Angels send Garrett Richards and Tyler Skaggs to counter. Richards can be hit-or-miss and Skaggs still has something to prove (especially after Hector Santiago was given no faith). So essentially the first two games of this series can be an absolute run-fest. For the other two games, things start from the top. Perhaps Jered keeps down his lunch and earns a win? If C.J. can go a little bit further with one hundred pitches, the results may be very rewarding! Who knows, a win?!
Heading over to see the Angels hitting statistics, I could only chuckle when I saw Mike Trout's face (on ESPN) was leading the team in batting average, home runs, runs batted in, on-base percentage, and hits. Can Trout get a little help? There are still two guys, Howie Kendrick and Chris Iannetta, that have not recorded a hit. In fact, those two have yet to even get on base. Josh Hamilton is still a strikeout factory and Raul Ibanez is right up there with him with seven strikeouts in eleven at bats. But hey, we are just one series in.
Anyways, let's move on to start times, viewing options, and probable starters.
April 4 5:10pm (cloudy, 68°) -- FOX Sports West, CSN Houston
|2013 – Garrett Richards||7-8||4.16||1.345||101||44|
|2013 – Lucas Harrell||6-17||5.86||1.705||89||88|
April 5 4:10pm (thunderstorm/humid, 67°) -- FOX Sports West, CSN Houston, MLB.TV Free Game of the Day
|2013 – Tyler Skaggs||2-3||5.12||1.371||36||15|
|2013 – Dallas Keuchel||6-10||5.15||1.540||123||52|
April 6 11:10am (thunderstorm/humid, 68°) -- FOX Sports West, CSN Houston
April 7 11:10am (cloudy, 70°) -- FOX Sports West, CSN Houston
Sean Burnett (back)
Dane De La Rosa (right forearm)
Brian Moran (left elbow)
Ryan Brasier (right elbow)
*Don Baylor (left leg)
Sometime this century
Jesse Crain (bicep surgery)
Alex White (Tommy John surgery)
Asher Wojciechowski (right lat)