Angels’ Offense: When Slumping Really Isn’t That Bad

Posted: 25th September 2009 by Johnathan Kroncke in MLB
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The very thing that has put the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in position to secure their third consecutive divisional title is now the only thing standing in the way of postseason success. The offense has been in a terrible slump in September, and every time it looks like the bats might finally wake up, they go ahead and nod off again. In their last two games, the Angels left a combined 25 men on base at home against the New York Yankees. They went on to lose both of those games by one run each. Including their last road trip, the Angels have dropped three of their last four against the Yanks and two of three to the Boston Red Sox for a record of 2-5 in their last seven games against potential playoff opponents. After a tremendous two-month run in which they went from five games back in t ...

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