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Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Staying Afloat Despite Decimated Rotation

Published by on May 8, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

With roughly one-sixth of the 2009 regular season in the books, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim—widely considered the favorites to win a mediocre AL West—sit in third place, a game and a half behind the division leading Texas Rangers. 

The Halos' 13-14 ledger is unimpressive on paper, but because it masks the effects of a vicious injury bug, it also means that Mike Scioscia's squad is poised to surge into the playoffs. 

Thus far, the Angels' Achilles heel has been their pitching staff, which ranks 23rd in the majors with a bloated 5.01 aggregate ERA. 

However, it's important to note that the top-three starters in Anaheim's rotation—John Lackey, Ervin Santana, and Kelvim ...

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