Some of the other bloggers I associate with were bragging about their baseball teams lately, so I thought Iíd join in the fun.† I do mention most of the other teams, especially the more competitive ones.† †Iím only posting a short stub here, but itís not a very long blog if you want to read the whole thing.
We are just over halfway through the baseball season with the final few series before the All Star break coming up, so I thought this was a good time to talk about how teams have been playing lately, featuring the main team I focus on, the Angels.†
Iíve been trying to write this for a little while, but one reason I donít blog more about baseball is it never takes a break.† You can want to write about a recent development, such as a no-hitter or winning streak, but if you wait a few days, the same pitcher could have had a disastrous start since then or the team you were going to write about could have lost a few games in a row.† So often when Iím thinking of a baseball topic, I just give up before I get around to writing it.
The main focus of this will be performance since June 11, so if I donít mention something different, assume that to be the time frame.
Anyway, thankfully the Angels won last night (with three runs in the bottom of the ninth to spoil what could have been a complete game win for Adam Wainwright), so they are now one of the best two teams in baseball since June 11.† The other team is the Pirates, both 14-6 over that span.† Not too long ago, the Pirates swept the Angels, so in reality, the Halos have been playing even better than the record indicates.† The other losses during that span were one apiece to the Cardinals, Yankees, and Mariners (whom the Angels were only able to beat 3 out 4).† This included a 6-0 road trip against Detroit and Houston.