Game Preview 6/29/12 — Nervous Excitement — Angels @ Blue Jays

Angels logo@ Toronto Blue Jays

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (43-33) @ Toronto Blue Jays (38-38)

Pitching Probables- LAA Ervin Santana (4-8, 4.92 ERA) TOR Carlos Villanueva (2-0, 3.24 ERA)

Game Info: 4:07 PM PT; TV – FSW ; Radio – KLAA 830

This matchup would appear to be a recipe for disaster. Ervin Santana gives up homeruns by the boatload and the Blue Jays hit homers almost as much as they hit singles. the Jays are also throwing a pitcher that the Angels have not seen, which usually leads to offensive futility. So why am I optimistic about the Halo’s chances tonight? Because sometimes teams just get on a roll and cannot be stopped.

The Angels are winning games in all sorts of fashions. They are winning pitching duels, slugfests, come from behind and blowouts. The offense is punisihing the baseball led by the electric Mike Trout and the resurgant Albert Pujols. It’s been awhile since I have been this excited about an Angels team. If Santana can get right, and that is a big if, then all we have to deal with is the suddenly human Dan Haren. Santana has started to show signs of life now that his job is being challenged but he is always one start away from disaster. I, for one, hope he does regain his 2011 2nd half form. He is a huge key for any playoff hopes for this incarnation of the team. Like I said, time to get excited.

   

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