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Darryn Albert UCLA '16

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As Angels broadcasters Victor Rojas and Mark Gubicza mentioned tonight, Jered Weaver and Matt Shoemaker are way too similar to be pitching in back-to-back games against the same opponent and even in the same series, really. Low velocity, righty, flyball pitchers that struggle to keep the ball in the yard need to be separated with a couple of lefties and/or ground-ball inducers and/or flamethrowers as buffer. After being stifled by Weaver yesterday, the Astros knew exactly what to expect out of Shoemaker today and pounced on him early. Neither starter has looked all that impressive this season (with the big exception of Weaver’s phenonemal CG shutout yesterday) but that might be a product of this rotation mismanagement. When you rely on precision instead of elite stuff, you need to be put in a position to succeed and Scioscia really hasn’t done that with the Weaver/Shoemaker duo this season. Thankfully, the Halos have a glut of young arms to serve as that buffer so it’s just about actually making the adjustment. The offense looked healthy tonight at least. Carlos Perez is universes above Chris Iannetta right now, Mike Trout is still Batman, they hit Keuchel a lot more than we’re used to seeing this season, and the 9th inning rally was nice. But digging yourself into a hole in the first 3 innings puts you in a tough spot as a ballclub and it all can be avoided with some simple roster management. Let’s hope the Angels can figure it out soon because with the walkoff wins and the recent gems from the rest of the rotation, this team could be rounding into shape before we know it.

in Astros Pummel Shoemaker, Hang On To Defeat Angels 6-5
5/10/15, 12:10 AM