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Year has not been kind to Angels' bats

Posted on: August 17, 2010 1:27 am
Edited on: August 17, 2010 1:29 am
Torii Hunter
The Orange County Register points out that Wednesday is the one-year anniversary of a historic feat, and provides a reminder of how much things have changed for the Angels.

After a 5-4 victory over the Indians last August 18, all nine batters in the Angels lineup had a batting average of .300 or better (you can see the box score here ). It was the first time a team had been in that situation since the 1934 Tigers.

A year later, not one of those nine players is batting .300. Here's the lineup, with last year's August 18 average and their current average:

Chone Figgins (now with Seattle) .308/.251
Bobby Abreu .310/.266
Juan Rivera .310/.257
Vladimir Guerrero (now with Texas) .313/.297
Kendry Morales .303/.290
Torii Hunter (pictured) .307/.290
Maicer Izturis .300/.249
Mike Napoli .300/.254
Erick Aybar .313/.271

Explains a lot about how the Angels were 5 1/5 games up in the American League West then and 8 1/2 back now.

-- David Andriesen

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Since: Apr 19, 2009
Posted on: August 18, 2010 10:26 am

Year has not been kind to Angels' bats

Not a Angel fan but I have several friends that are. Like I've told them, you can not keep letting your good players leave. The other players see this and they've got to wonder if there gone at contract time too. They should have resigned Lackey, Vlad and Figgins. I mean who would you rather have, Lackey or Harren. You watch, Harren will be a .500 pitcher. And I know Figgens struggled at Seattle but he's been red-hot for a while know. Vlad is Vlad. And one more thing, the front office. There are problems in the front office management. Something's going on betwteen Scoscia and the GM. There's something not right there. Plus I think the Angels have become a little arrogant too. Letting all these players leave and signing other players of lesser skill and saying were the Angels so were going to win.

Since: Feb 23, 2010
Posted on: August 17, 2010 12:53 pm

Year has not been kind to Angels' bats

Hitting is contagiuos! They just can't get it going for some reason. Morales is a huge loss!

See what the rest of the year holds for us!

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