This next week is big one for the Angels who face the (struggling) first place Rangers at home, then head to Houston to take on the second place Astros over the weekend. While the Angels are coming off a sweep of the White Sox, the Rangers are coming off a series loss to the Cubs at Wrigley and have lost 9 of their 13 games in July.
During July, the Angels have been playing some hot baseball and are 2nd in the American League with runs scores (78). Surprisingly, the Twins lead the pack at 85 and the Rangers are in 10th place with only 49 runs scored. Offensively, the Angels have pretty much bested the Rangers in every category since July 1st.
In this series, the Angels won't be facing Yu Darvish, who pitched Saturday, Cole Hammels who bested the Cubs on Sunday, or Colby Lewis who is out on the DL. This takes the top 3 Rangers pitchers out of the mix for this series, which hopefully will be beneficial to the Angels.
This year, the Rangers have won 6 games to 4 and of the 3 matchups, the Angels have yet to win a series.
Biggest question(s): Will the Angels continue their impressive July success?
Nick Tropeano vs. AJ Griffin
Monday, July 18th, 2016 @ 7:05PM
Both pitchers have won against the other team this year.
Tim Lincecum vs. Kyle Lohse
Tuesday, July 19th, 2016 @ 7:05PM
Both pitchers are trying to revive their careers
Hector Santaiago ? vs. Martin Perez
Wednesday July 20th, 2016 @ 7:05PM
No Angels pitcher has been announced for yet for Wednesday