Happy Monday all, and hope you had a good weekend. Let’s dive into some Angels links, shall we?
The Angels didn’t have a lovely weekend, losing the series to the rebuilding Baltimore Orioles and the newly remodeled Camden Yards. Sunday’s loss came before the Angels’ faithful could even daydrink at brunch, which gives a new meaning to “Easy like Sunday morning”. GM Perry Minasian is taking responsibility for the ineffective roster construction ($), though it seems a little late for that. The Angels are 38-48, 4th in their own division, and 12th in the AL. Barring a major miracle, they will find themselves watching the playoffs from home for yet another year. On the bright side, Shohei Ohtani received some praise for his pitching improvements over at FanGraphs, while Jake Mailhot suggests Patrick Sandoval use the 4-seam fastball less and the sinker more. Perhaps coincidentally, that’s exactly what Sandoval did on Saturday to great success. (Unfortunately, the Angels couldn’t muster any run support and lost, 1-0.)
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