The Angels kick off a string of 16 straight games Tuesday with a weary and weak pitching staff. These 16 games may likely make or break the rest of the season. It's going to become increasingly more difficult to attract fans to games when your on-field product is falling apart by the minute. Thank God for Mike Trout - right Angels marketing team?? I mean, they don't even have a giveaway again until May 20th, unless you count all the double plays. Thanks, I'll be here all week.
I'm so confused about this upcoming series because the Angels are trending toward losing to bad teams and beating the good teams. So when the .500 Cardinals hit the field tonight, what is going to happen? One thing I know for sure, is struggling Adam Wainwright doesn't get to use our team as a turn-around outing. He's not scheduled to pitch against us, so we have that going for us.
Part of the Angels offensive problems has been that they are REALLY good and NOT hitting the ball REALLY good. You want want to skip over this next section if you are prone to depression.
GIDP = 1st (by a long shot)
Avg Exit Velocity = 29th (87.7MPH) Thanks for being last Reds!
Avg Ball Distance = 30th (204.4')
ISO = 29th (.142) Yay the Braves suck more!
BABIP = 30th (.271)
SLG = 29th (.434) Mike Trout keeps us from hitting the bottom here
Couple this with our blown up pitching staff and the results are not pretty.
Note to Mike Scioscia: Putting the ball in play doesn't mean crap if you are hitting it like 9-year-old playing their first little league game.
Biggest question: Will the good or mediocre Cardinals show up for this series?
Hector Santiago vs. Mike Leake
Tuesday, May 10th, 2016 @ 7:05PM
Santiago pitched poorly his last outing. Looking for a nice rebound here!
Matt Shoemaker? vs. Jaime Garcia
Wednesday, May 11th, 2016 @ 7:05PM
Shomemaker or Rasmus will start this game. I'm betting on Shoemaker.
Jered Weaver vs. Carlos Martinez
Thursday, May 12, 2016 @ 7:05PM
Weaver has been a bit of a surprise this year, but also has been unpredictable.