Los Angeles Angels

Kole is hot, but the Angels are not

KOLE CALHOUN had two of the Angels’ two hits in Wednesday’s 3-0 loss to the Rangers.

Looking for good news coming from the Los Angeles Angels is a tough chore these days.

After Wednesday’s 3-0 loss to the Texas Rangers in Anaheim, the Halos have fallen to 64-71, and their chances of bettering last season’s 80 wins are looking more and more remote.

Sunk in fourth place in the American League West, the Angels have now lost five of their last six games and are 23.5 games behind the division-leading Houston Astros.

As for the AL wild card race – with more than a month left to play, the Orange County team – the team is 13.5 games back, making a post-season appearance just about impossible.

In August the team has won seven games and lost 17.

Ah, but we were searching for the good news. Well, Kole Calhoun got two hits out of the total of three garnered for the Angels.  Patrick Sandoval impressed on the mound, working five shutout innings and yielding just one hit and striking out nine batters.

Other than that … well …

The Angels will have Thursday off and then face the Boston Red Sox at the Big A.  Jose Suarez (2-5) will make the start for the home team.

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