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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...

Since: Nov 30, 2007
Posted on: May 12, 2009 6:35 pm

Don't call it a comeback!

No Doubt Halos02.  No panic on my end.  I thought we would run away with the division again, but then the injuries hit.  I still thought we would win anyway, but did think it could open the door for the Rangers.  Nobody else ran away and hid from us though, and now they won't get their chance.  I actually wanted us to trail a bit so that we would have to switch into playoff mode late in the season and take some momentum into the post season instead of getting their on crusie control like we did last seeason.  If I'm not mistaken, the Rangers have the #1 farm system right now so I was a little worried they could make a run if they got some unexpected pitching help from the farm to team with that offense.  Looks like they are still a year away though.  It is clear to me now that the Halos will easily win this division by no fewer than 10 games (barring any additional major injuries).  Just step back and think about it.  We're already only half a game out of first place.....could be in first place later tonight.....and we're about to add Vlad, Lackey, Santana, and Escobar to the roster.  Who can challenge us after that?  Not Oakland.  (They really thought Nomar and Giambi could help?)  Not Seattle.  (Did they add ANYONE over the winter?  Griffey for Ibanez is not an improvement.)  Not Texas.  (Hamilton is a stud and Blalock looks rejuvenated, and Kinsler is raking, but they still don't have a pitcher.)  We're just going to roll all summer long.....

Since: May 10, 2007
Posted on: May 11, 2009 7:16 pm

Don't call it a comeback!

There was no panic from this long-time Halos fan, Leedy. Most of us knew if we could just hang around .500 until the cavalry (our injured starters) returned, we'd be just fine in this division. Seattle's hot start was clearly a mirage, but if the Rangers starters stay healthy, they're gonna be in it all season, I think. This team is starting to look like the Angels we've all been accustomed to.

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