So just imagine how good they would be if they started playing up to their capabilities.
Just look at the numbers: Although the Angels are second in the majors in runs, they have only one .300 hitter in
Yet, only the
"I'll take it," catcher
The results weren't quite as positive Tuesday. After twice erasing one-run deficits, the second time on
Still the loss was only the second in six games for the Angels, who are 36-17 over the last two months, the best record in the majors over that span.
"It feels like we've been playing really great baseball," Conger said. "You look at our record and you worry like, is there another gear? It's tough to say."
The Angels have been winning from behind — their 33 comeback victories lead the majors — and from ahead, winning more than two-thirds of the games in which they scored first.
They've won with starting outfielders
Tuesday night they lost on a one-out single by Uribe, a hit-and-run single by
That pinned reliever
But even with the loss the Angels are only two games back in the
"It's not luck. It's just playing good baseball and finding a way to win," said Jepsen, who leads the majors with 50 scoreless appearances. "And even when we're not playing the best baseball, finding a way to win.
"You get everybody hot at the same time? Whew. Then it will fun to watch. I'd say the feeling in here is when we win, that's what we're supposed to do."
With the majority of Southland viewers not able to get the Dodgers' SportsNet LA broadcasts, FS West's broadcast of Monday's game drew its largest audience for a Angel contest since June 1998. According to Nielsen, 228,000 households watched the game on FS West and 57,000 households watched on SportsNet LA. The average Angels game FS West this season attracts 84,000 households, up from 71,000 last season, according to FS West. ... The Angels' fundamentals-first approach was recognized in Baseball America's annual "Best Tools" survey. The magazine asked managers to rank the best big league players on a variety of skills and the Angels'