Jeff Banister, and his 2015 AL West Champs, Texas Rangers are rolling into Anaheim for a 4 game series starting tonight. Good news: Those pesky Cubs left town, AND we are not the MLB team off to the worst start this season. Thanks to the Padres, we're #2!! And more good news?
I wish I could say our 12-7 record vs. The Rangers is 2015 leads me to be optimistic, but both teams are different enough in 2016 to pretty much throw that out the window. Also, Humpty Dumpty won't be playing so you can throw most of those boos out the window as well.
Games 1-3 of this series could also be impacted by rain, so let's hope we don't see any early season rainouts.
Biggest question: Can the Angels find their offense during this 4 game series??
Derek Holland vs. Hector Santiago
Thursday, April 07, 2016 @ 7:05PM
These lefties were tough for both teams in 2015:
A.J. Griffin vs. Matt Shoemaker
Friday, April 08, 2016 @ 7:05PM
Griffin hasn't pitched a big league game since 2013 due to Tommy John surgery and Shoemaker only faced the Rangers once in 2015
Cole Hamels vs. Garrett Richards
Saturday, April 09, 2016 @ 6:05PM
One of these guys had a pretty great debut in 2016, the other was a bit shaky.
Martin Perez? vs. Jered Weaver?
Sunday, April 10, 2016 @ 12:35PM
Questions remain over who will pitch on Sunday, bit it looks to be Weaver vs. Perez: