Don't call it a comeback!
Posted on: May 6, 2009 3:06 pm
Just when halos nation was starting to panic, the Angels picked themselves up and dusted themselves off with a 5-3 road trip to Baltimore, New York, and Oakland. They've now won six of their last 8 games (and should have won another) to pull one game below .500. They square off against Doc Halladay tonight in Anaheim, where the offense hopes to fire their guns as well as they have been for the past week. The offense is clicking from top to bottom right now and Vlad will be evaluated today to see if he's ready to start swinging a bat again. The starting pitching has been surprisingly good considering it has included starts from the likes of Shane Loux, Anthony Ortega, and Matt Palmer. Reagins and Scioscia seem to have made the right call not going for a veteran free agent pitcher, and both Santana and Lackey looked good in their rehab starts with Salt Lake early this week. They'll start again for the Bees this weekend and could rejoin the big league club as early as next week. All indications have the team back at full strength by the first week of June. The worst seems to be over and the Angels appear to be back in Championship form. Now if they can just figure out what is wrong with Scot Shields...