Even after being eliminated from the postseason hunt for the eighth straight season and assuring themselves of a sub-.500 season for the seventh year in a row, things continue to go downhill for the Los Angeles Angels.
Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse, well, it did.
Part of the Angels’ problem this season is that they have been unable to take care of business against lowly teams.
One of those teams just so happens to be in their division.
After dropping two out of three to the Texas Rangers, the Halos have not only lost the season series to them, but have also been leapfrogged in the AL West.
The Angels are now back in fourth place in the AL West, 20 games below .500 and matching their total of 85 losses from 2021.
With the Angels' loss today, they lost the season series with the Rangers. They're 6-10 against Texas this year with three games left in Anaheim.
The Angels fell back into 4th place in the AL West & back to 20 games below .500.
The 85 losses match their loss total from 2021.
— Sam Blum (@SamBlum3) September 22, 2022
How The Angels Lost Their Way
The mark of a good team is the ability to not only take care of other good teams, but weaker opponents as well.
The Angels have been able to do neither this season.
That’s a big reason why they find themselves in the position they’re in right now.
This is a team that has hit rock bottom and has been there for about four months now.
Even if they sweep the Rangers in their final series against them in Anaheim, the Angels will still finish with a losing record against Texas.
There’s no sugarcoating that.
The Angels simply have not taken care of business this season.
The Angels will open up a series at Target Field tonight against the Minnesota Twins, who have also hit rock bottom.