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June 27, 2011

Angels a Disappointment, Yet Still In It

by @ 6:56 am. Filed under 2011 Angels

If you would have asked me what I’d think of a .500 record at the half way point for the Angels, I would have been pretty disappointed.  We’re still a couple of games away from the 81 game mark but at best, the Angels will be a game above .500.  The good news is, no one else in the division has broken out either and while the Angels sit in third place, they’re only two games back of the first place Rangers.  Attendance is also doing well as usual and it’s always nice to see all of those Angels tickets being sold.

Jared Weaver had another masterful start but he got a no decision and the Angels lost the game yesterday.  Weaver was 3-0 in June with his second complete game shutout and he’s looking like a Cy Young contender.  April is still his best month but June’s 1.67 ERA is nothing to shake a stick at either.

Weaver gave up one run in seven inning yesterday.  Jordan Walden gave up two runs in the ninth and the Angels lost 3-2.   It also didn’t hurt that they ran into a hot Clayton Kershaw, who gave up only two runs.  Vernon Wells hit his ninth home run but he’s still hitting only .205.  He also struck out three times.  No Angel reached base more then once and six hits isn’t going to usually cut it.  The fact that Weaver kept them in the game despite the lack of offense shows how good this guy is throwing.

Next up are the Nationals at home.  Ervin Santana gets the nod tonight and John Lannen throws for the Nationals.

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