Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Angels Have Been Outscored by 14 Points in First Two Games of the Season

Well, it's not very encouraging, although we've still got 160 more games to play, so no worries, lol.

At the O.C. Register, "Angels handcuffed again in 6-1 loss to Cubs":

ANAHEIM – The best thing you can say about the Angels’ season-opening two losses is that they are only two losses.

“It doesn’t count as three losses because you gave up a bunch of runs,” Manager Mike Scioscia said after his team dropped a 6-1 game to the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday night.

In their first two games, including a 9-0 loss on opening day Monday, the Angels have been outscored by 14 runs. That’s the worst two-game start in franchise history.

Again, though, just two games. Just a blink of an eye in a season.

“If you look up the definition of a small sample in the dictionary,” Scioscia said, “you’re going to find these two games are a small sample.”

To prove the point, the Angels’ previous worst two-game start came in 2014, when they were outscored by 12 runs in the first two games against the Seattle Mariners. They came back to win a major-league best 98 of their last 160 games that season.

That bit of meaningless trivia aside, the Angels certainly didn’t leave themselves much to feel good about heading into the season’s first off day...