The Angels and White Sox split their 4 game series way back in April on the backs of pitching gems by Hector Santiago and Jered Weaver. They also suffered the wrath of a surprisingly hot Mat Latos (who has since been released by the White Sox), and a nearly always hot Chris Sale.
Going into the break, the Angels offense was red-hot, and in July they had the second highest batting average and runs scored in the American League. At 70 runs during the month of July, they nearly doubled the White Sox output which was 37.
Over the past month, the Angels have out-paced the White Sox with 143 runs to 120 and outhit them .286 to .267. Also over the last 30 days, the Angels are last place in ERA and pitching WAR, while the White Sox are #5 in both.
I actually think the Angels could sweep the White Sox, and at least pull of a series win coming out of the break. Winnings the series would be great since we have a tough matchup against the Rangers to start next week.
Biggest question(s): Will the Angels start off the second half with a bang?
Hector Santiago vs. Miguel Gonzalez
Friday July 15, 2016 @ 7:05PM
Santiago faces his former team.
Matt Shoemaker vs. James Shields
Saturday, July 16th, 2016 @ 6:05PM
No one messes with da splitter.
Jered Weaver vs. TBD
Sunday, July 17th, 2016 @ 12:35PM
Weaver's death glare is still on point.
OVERALL VERDICT: Angels will likely come out of this with at least a series win.