Nothing seems to be working for the Los Angeles Angels, who are now a far cry from where they were at the beginning of the season, or even back in May, before their 14-game losing skid took them out of contention.
Last night, against the Tampa Bay Rays, things continued to go south for the Halos.
Over the first four games of their road trip, the Angels have scored a total of just five runs.
To add insult to injury, they struck out 12 times last night in St. Petersburg, ultimately falling by a final of 2-1 and dropping to a season-high 18 games below the .500 mark.
The Angels have scored 5 runs in 4 games on their road trip, and struck out 12 times in the 2-1 loss.
They're a season-high 18 games below .500. The record is 52-70.
— Sam Blum (@SamBlum3) August 23, 2022
Halos’ Slump Continues
The season is basically a wash at this point for the Halos.
But those moves didn’t help, and the offense is now in a major funk.
Los Angeles now sits at 52-70 with 40 games to go.
They have lost three straight and seven of their last 10 games and sit 25.5 games back of the Houston Astros.
They are also 14 back in the Wild Card race.
The season is essentially toast at this point.
Their offensive funk got even worse last night in Tampa Bay.
Not even the might of Shohei Ohtani has been able to save the slumping Halos at this point.
For a team that once had the second-best record in the American League, this is about as bad as it gets.
The Angels have dug themselves a hole too big to climb out of at this point in the season.