The good news is, the first place Rangers have cooled down. The bad news is, the Angels haven’t been able to take full advantage of it and they sit a game back (two in the loss column) after a series win against the A’s. The got some good pitching in the opener, some decent offense in the second game and then in the final they laid an egg at the plate and lost 2-1 in ten innings.
Jered Weaver has been the talk of the town. He’s now 6-0 with a 0.99 ERA and he’s had back to back complete games. Throw in 49 strikeouts (including 15 in a game against Toronto) and you have the early front runner for the Cy Young. Lost in all of the Weaver mania has been a fantastic start by Dan Haren. He’s 4-1 with a 1.46 ERA and you can’t complain about his 33-5 strikeout to walk ration.
One problem has been, the offense has only been okay. Torii Hunter leads the team with only twelve RBIs and of all people, Howie Kendrick leads the team with seven home runs. Kendrick has been the best hitter but when he’s on top of your home run list, you something weird is going on.
Next up are the Rays. The three game series starts Friday. I’m going to be picking up Angels tickets for a few games coming up. I wonder how tough of a buy these will be if the Angels are still in first place come August.
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