On any given night, a baseball team can score 10+ runs or be shutout. Looking at the Angels lineup on Friday night, I wouldn’t be surprised if either happened. There are only three players in the lineup for LA who are hitting above .200.
You have your three best hitters at the top of the lineup, and then things just go down hill. Not only do hitters 4-9 each have an average below .200, hitters 5-9 have a combined one home run on the season.
Runs have been tough to come by for the Angels over the last week. They’ve scored only eight runs over their last four games after a 16-run outburst on Saturday night. If the Angels are looking to get the bats going, Lance McCullers Jr. is the perfect pitcher to do it against. On the season, his ERA is above five and his WHIP is nearly 1.30.
All it takes is one game to try and break out of a slump. Hopefully tonight is the night for the Angels and their bats.