I don't know if anyone's been watching lately, but the Halos are now only 1/2 game back of the West Leader Texas Rangers. Just got finished watching the great come-from-behind win that the Angels gutted out over our cross-town rivals, which was cause for joy. The Halos have been beating up on National League teams for the last week sweeping both the Padres and the Giants, combined with tonight's victory over the Bums means their Interleague record is a League best 9-1. In the last 7 games the Angels are unbeaten, while the Rangers have gone 3-4 in the same span.
Unfortunately Manager Mike Sciosia, who is the longest tenured manager in the AL, has had some pretty bad injuries to deal with this season, not the least of which was Vladdy playing in less than two dozen games at this point. Not to mention the early season tragedy that took the life of Nick Adenhart, which has clearly had an effect on the team.
These Angels are resiliant though. They will come through in the end and win the West for a third straight time, and eight over all.
By the way, tomorrow's game against the Dodgers features Jeff Weaver versus brother Jared Weaver for the first time. I really, really hope it will be a great game, and I get to see it.