I don’t know which is more frustrating, the bullpen debacles or the fact that the Angels cannot take advantage of the opportunities to cut into the Texas Rangers’ lead in the American League West. Yesterday was the Texas Rangers being idle the Angels’ bullpen gave up a game that they had all but won. The Halos had a 5-2 lead at one point and had a 5-4 lead after six innings ultimately losing the game 8-6.
If the baseball season ended today the Angels would have the second wild-card spot and would be playing the Detroit Tigers in the wild-card play in game at Angel Stadium in Anaheim. The Angels went on to annihilate the Detroit Tigers today 13-0.
I think it is key for the Angels to take advantage of the opportunities given to them by the Texas Rangers especially since they are coming here and far between. The Halos started three-game series against the Rangers on Friday. ideally the Angels need to sweep the series or at the very least take two out of three. They need to be able to take advantage of Rangers losses as well as be able to beat them head to head, especially with the number of injuries the Rangers are going through at the moment.
The prospect of the Angels clinching the second wild-card to play in the postseason makes me nervous. The last time the Angels had to play game number 163 was when they gave up a 10 game American League West lead and lost to the Seattle Mariners in Seattle.In the mid-1990s
It has it to be seen how the positioning in the standings end up. Either way I have a feeling this season will end like it started, historic.