Year has not been kind to Angels' bats
Posted on: August 17, 2010 1:27 am
Edited on: August 17, 2010 1:29 am
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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