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Week 18 Halo Recap: the good, the bad, the meh (Pile of poo)

There were almost zero bright spots in this dismal past week for the Halos

David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

What else can you say, other than it was a craptastic week?  Was there some good?  Not much.  Was there bad?  A whole hell of a lot of it.  You can't really find a lot of good in a 6 loss week when you get swept twice and extend your losing streak to 10 games.  The question is how far can the Angels flush this season down the toilet?  It's amazing to me that a manager on a team playing this poorly is even still around.  Arte, are you listening?  Probably not, but injuries and bad contract aren't the only problem here.

Angels starting pitching went 28.2 innings over 6 games and had a 9.57 ERA.  Relief pitching didn't fare much better and NO ONE on the team who had more than 6 AB hit better than .227.  Did we face Cy Young and the 1927 Yankees in every game over the past week?  It sure seemed like it if you looked at the stats.

Even the good over this past week was pretty much covered in poo.


8/13 Andrew Bailey P Signed to a Minor League Contract

8/13 Al Alburquerque P Released

8/13 Shane Robinson CF Placed on 15-Day DL, (Right hip flexor strain)

8/13 Nick Buss LF Purchased From Minors

8/12 C.J. Cron 1B Sent to Minors, For Rehabilitation

8/12 Cody Ege P Acquired Off Waivers From from Marlins, Miami

8/11 A.J. Achter P Sent to Minors

8/10 Geovany Soto C Removed From 15-Day DL, (Left knee inflammation)

8/10 Ryan Jackson 2B Released

8/9 Tim Lincecum P Sent to Minors

8/9 Cam Bedrosian P Placed on 15-Day DL, (Right middle finger flexor tendinitis)

8/9 Brett Oberholtzer P Acquired Off Waivers From from Phillies, Philadelphia

8/9 A.J. Achter P Purchased From Minors

8/9 Carlos Perez C Sent to Minors


Somehow, Ricky Nolasco put up the best starting performance last week.   6 innings, 6Ks, only 1 walk and 2 runs allowed.  Hector who?

Mike Morin managed 3.1 scoreless innings with 5Ks, as if that mattered much.

Fernando Salas actually pitched 2 perfect innings with 4Ks.  I guess that's because he only pitches poorly when the game is potentially on the line.


Jose Valdez has been a disaster since he was called up.  He had a 1.88 WHIP and allowed 1 run over 2.2 innings.

Another bad start for Matt Shoemaker who gave up 5 runs in 6 innings and allowed 12 hits while striking out only 3.

Jered Weaver managed TWO bad starts and gave up 10 runs and 18 hits over just 10.1 innings pitched.  Just when you think he has some gas left in the tank, he sets fire to it.

JC Ramirez gave up 4 runs in 4 innings and had a batting practice like BAA of .294.

Tyler Skaggs got absolutely trashed with 7 ER over 5 innings and made many Angels fans questioning the meaning of life this week.

Welcome to the team Brett Oberholtzer. The suck is strong in this one who managed to give up 6 ER in 1.2 innings.  It's like you have to try hard to be that bad.

As if you thought Oberholtzer's ERA of 32.40 was bad, Jhoulys Chacin put up a 47.25 after allowing 7 runs in 1.1 innings.

Kole Calhoun hit 2 homeruns but with a .227 AVG, which sadly led the team this past week.

Yunel Escobar also had a .227 AVG and did a whole not of nothing else - unless you count errors, because he was good at those.

Andrelton Simmons led the below-Mendoza line players with a .188 AVG.

Mike Trout was even the definitely of bad last week - also with a .188 AVG.  How can so many players suck so bad at the same time?

Geovany Soto is back, and his .182 AVG was far from deserving of a warm return.

Ji-Man Choi is still bad and went just 2 for 12 this past week, along with some questionable playing in left field.

The Machine Albert Pujols was more like broken down scrap pile a with a .105 AVG and .105 OBP.

Jefry Marte only had 1 hit in 10 at bats while striking out 3 times.

Even Jett Bandy was horrible last week and he couldn't even hit an even 100.

Johnny Giavotella and Gregorio Petit went a combined 0 for 18 which is just horribly painful.

This was by far the worst week the Angels have had all season as they are now in a 10 game skid with no end in site.  Will they find much relief at home against the Mariners this week?  Probably not.


Whee!  Jose Alvarez pitched 2.2 scoreless innings with one run (unearned) allowed.  He had a .231 BAA which borders on good, but I say meh.

Deolis Guerra didn't fare well this past week with a .250 BAA, 1.50 WHIP and 4.50 ERA.

Nick Buss was called up from AAA and sure he had a .333 AVG but it was just in 2 games and 6 AB.  At least he didn't go 0fer l like Petit and Giavotella.