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Angels Lost Week Ends With a Whimper

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Aug 5, 2012; Chicago, IL, USA; Los Angeles Angels third baseman Alberto Callaspo (6) avoids a pitch during the fourth inning against the Chicago White Sox at US Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-US PRESSWIRE
Aug 5, 2012; Chicago, IL, USA; Los Angeles Angels third baseman Alberto Callaspo (6) avoids a pitch during the fourth inning against the Chicago White Sox at US Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-US PRESSWIRE

Final Score in Chicago: Angels 2 White Sox 4

The finish the week going 3-4 with every loss in the palm of their hands at some point. A split and three losses in the past four series. So hey, let's go play the hottest team in baseball in their walkoff park for four, cool? Cool.

There are no circumstances where Jason Isringhausen should be pitching with a one-run lead. There are no circumstances where a one run lead should be dependent on Maicer Izturis not grounding out with the bases loaded to end the inning.

The hope that the exhausted senior portion of the Angels arms and bats will suddenly click is appearing to be more delusional hope than actual possibility.

Even Mike Trout seemed tentative in taking pitches he has mashed and mashing at pitches that were illusions.

We are stuck with starting pitchers who nibble to be perfect because the offense cannot back them up, as the lineup is top-heavy power that falls into a deep groundball pit. The bullpen is subpar and sinking.

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(Update 6:25pm)

Due to not clarifying Question 2 properly, I've given everyone the point for that question. Intent was Angels runs, but clearly the question doesn't specify that.