On May 13th, 2012, the Texas Rangers are better than the Angels in every category. They resoundingly proved that point this weekend.
It can be argued that the Angels have a few individual players that are better than the Rangers, but as a team they are not even close.
The Rangers put a nail into the Angels coffin in front of the national ESPN audience, pounding their best pitcher. Jered Weaver didn’t even make it out of the 4th inning before giving up 8 earned runs, including a grand slam to Nelson Cruz.
On a good note, Weaver did strike out Josh Hamilton twice, before the all-everything Ranger sent him to the showers with a blistering 2-run double.
Positives. The Angels did pound out 6 runs, but double that and the Halos still would have lost. They also had 12 hits, including multiple hits games for Trout, Trumbo, Wells and Wilson.
Looking at the 13-6 final score, it’s hard to believe that the Angels once led 2-1. Trumbo’s home run giving the Halos a short-lived lead.
That’s about it. Home runs by Wells and Morales mean nothing when the team is down by 10-2 and 13-5 respectively.
So now the Angels can lick their wounds as they head home for a short series against the A’s and White Sox.
The last place Angels are back to being 8 back of the Rangers.
When are they supposed to get their game together?
About the Author
Written by Bill Mahoney
O'kay I'll talk about myself a little. I've been working in the television/radio industry for over 21 years. I started at 2 so I am just a tad over 21 (That is a joke). My career has taken me around and and even out of the United States. Right now I call Vegas home, but I just never know where life will take me next. Until 2002 my irrational love for the California/Anaheim/LAA had taken me down some very dark roads, but with Arte Moreno in charge I finally saw the a light at the end of the road. I really love most every sports and having as much fun as possible.