Angels pitching has been terrible for years and that was evident today. While Dustin May had a rough start for the Dodgers, he could be pulled with confidence that the bullpen could carry the team. The Angels do not have that ability. If the pitching struggles the offense will have to outslug the other team and in this case, that was not going to happen.
Julio Teheran was rough yet again. Maybe he is trying too hard but he threw balls down the middle of the plate. The Bullpen didn’t calm down the Dodgers at all and the game was out of reach pretty fast. Julio Teheran and Matt Andriese gave up 7 of the 8 runs before the 5th and all 8 overall. This duo did not give the team a chance at all.
Anthony Rendon hit a home run, so did Brian Goodwin. So many runs this year have been by the long ball and this team lives and dies with them. Even though they have hit so many, expecting 3 or more per game to win with this pitching staff is not a winning club make.
The Angels are 7-15, a .318 winning percentage. That is on pace for a 19-41 season. It would be the worst season by any team metric in Angels history. Even in a full season this team is so full of holes it was bound to sink and they are evident now.
The trade deadline is August 31st, this team is in no position to win in 2021 as it is now. Giants are next, two at home then 2 in San Francisco. After that is a trip to Oakland for the final games vs the A’s this season.
I want to say thank you to everyone who comes here to Crashing the Pearly Gates. It has been a rough year to start an Angels fan site. Thank you for sticking with us through a bad season for the team as well as a bad year overall in all matters of life. The amount of engagement has been much appreciated and complaining about the team as a community gets us through the day.