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The Angels have been flashing lumber all year. Despite me railing on them last week, it is also a respect factor for them having not being Shutout at that point.
On Friday night, the Rays finally bageled the Halo’s, with a 3 – 0 loss to Chris Archer and the Bullpen of Tampa Bay. LA returned a blanking to the Rays on Saturday.
The team only managed 4 hits in the game. Nevertheless, the lasted more 5 more games this year than the Colorado Rockies.
Los Angeles is in 2nd place in the AL West, and are looking to get Josh Hamilton back shortly.
I am still not relinquishing my request not to have Raul Ibanez hit 4th in the lineup. I wouldn’t play him as a starter to begin with, and leave the guy to Pinch Hit duty late in games.
C.J. Cron is a suitable DH replacement, but that option will be made more available when Hamilton returns to the lineup.
While the team wins nothing for being the last team to score 0 in a game, they must also be feeling better about being a few games over .500 – when 2012 and 2013 they were buried about 10 games below that threshold at this time in the season.
Colorado was the last NL team to be blanked, and Texas knocked out the most teams, giving 6 teams the oust with their Pitching Staff.
MLB Shutout Survivor 2014 – Winner : LA Angels
New York – Eliminated Apr.5
Toronto – Eliminated Apr.17
Boston – Eliminated Apr.6
Baltimore – Eliminated Apr.11
Tampa Bay – Eliminated Apr.2
Detroit – Eliminated – Apr.11
Kansas City – Eliminated Apr 8th
Chicago White Sox – Eliminated Apr.18th
Cleveland Indians – Eliminated Apr.19th
Oakland – Eliminated Mar.31st
Texas – Eliminated Apr.28th
LA Angels – Eliminated May 16th, (Overall Winner)
Seattle – Eliminated Apr.09
Houston – Eliminated Apr.11
Atlanta – Eliminated Mar.31st
Washington – Eliminated Apr.17
NY Mets – Eliminated Apr,.18
Miami Marlins – Eliminated Apr.08
Philadelphia Phillies – Eliminated Apr.16
St. Louis Cardinals – Eliminated Apr.02
Cincinnati Reds – Eliminated Mar.31
Milwaukee Brewers – Eliminated Apr.02
Chicago Cubs – Eliminated Mar.31
Pittsburgh Pirates – Eliminated Apr.16
LA Dodgers – Eliminated Apr.21
SF Giants – Eliminated Apr.12
Arizona Diamondbacks – Eliminated Apr.02
San Diego Padres – Eliminated Apr.05
Colorado Rockies – Eliminated May 8th
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