Thursday, April 03, 2014
Racing To Despair: Mariners 8, Angels 2
- Jered Weaver did not look good in his March 31 start, throwing less than 2:1 more strikes than balls (56-39). While Kevin Jepsen's implosion was the headline story, the loss still fell — rightly — on Weaver, who failed to outduel the Mariners' ace, Felix Hernandez, dropping the opener 10-3.
- If C.J. Wilson is your #2, what does that say about your roster construction? Nothing good, as the Halos fell 8-3. Once again, it's not just the pitching: the offense is wretched, too, making Erasmo Ramirez (he of the 4.26 ERA last year) look like an ace.
Here we go again?LOL. Really? Because ....
"It's way too early to think that," Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton said after an 8-3 loss to the Mariners on Tuesday night. "We haven't thought about it, so, stop thinking about it. Talk to me in like a week and a half. Guys are getting their feel, getting settled in, not only here but at home. We'll be good."
- OHAI I CAN HAZ SWEEP?
ANAHEIM -- It's only the first series of the season, and three games out of 162, but the numbers are already frightening …Murphy running roughshod over the team these days, and why not? Too many old guys, too many has-beens, and not enough Mike Trout-aged players.
Angels' bullpen: 12 earned runs in 10 innings.
Angels' offense with runners in scoring position: 1-for-18.
Angels' run-differential: minus-18.