Every now and then when we assume, bad things happen. That happened to me just yesterday when I wrote an article about the Seattle Mariners giving “King” Felix Hernandez more than enough breathing room with a 7-run lead early in the game. Surely the Los Angeles Angels would just get mowed down by one of the best pitchers in Major League Baseball, right? That is sure what I thought and what I wrote. Yeah, that didn’t happen.
Silly me, I assumed the Angels great offense was a shell of what it should be this year thanks to more than one big bat not carrying that big of a bat all season. Oh wait, that is true. Yet last night and several nights here and there the Angels show what they are capable of when everything comes together. That brings a question to mind. Why can’t that awesome offensive display that marched all over Hernandez to complete a most improbable comeback show up a few times a week instead of a couple of times per month?
Seriously as awesome as that display was I wondered if that wasn’t how it was supposed to be all year. The incredible offense of the Angels is never out of a ballgame. That just isn’t the way it is but it probably should be. Maybe the big bats are in the way. Maybe until they get things going they should only play two days then take a few off here and there. I don’t know what the answer is but if I were manager Mike Scioscia I would be talking to myself trying to figure out where that offense is on a day to day basis and how to make sure it stays around for a while. Who knows, maybe this time it will.