Wilson lands on DL, tables are turning

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Updated: July 31, 2015

Remember that article I wrote earlier in July about timing and what it means? Everything, and now the Angels are feeling the sting of timings circular motions. After coming off a disappointing 3 game sweep against the Halos only solid competition in the division, and then interim GM Stoneman only making minor moves to a roster that could’ve used at least one solid upgrade, things have now suddenly and somehow gotten worse. It was confirmed today that pitcher C.J. Wilson will head to the 15 day DL due to inflammation in his left elbow. While he is only on the 15 day DL, it is unclear when Wilson will be able to rejoin his teammates.

It’s a shame for Wilson, who’s been having a fairly decent comeback season after what I would call an abysmal 2014 campaign that left him with an ugly 4.51 ERA. (He has a 3.89 ERA so far this season after 21 starts, in case you were wondering) I understand that C.J. Wilson is most definitely not the catalyst that makes this team good, this injury could not have come at a worse time. After enjoying a mostly red hot July, the Halos have all but cooled off. If the Angels are not able to complete a comeback tonight against the Dodgers, the Angels will have lost 7 of their last 8 and looking for answers that no one seems to have.

(By the way, RHP Drew Rucinski was called up to replace Wilson on the roster)

Meanwhile, that team down in Houston, yea that one I said would be hurting with the loss of George Springer, has all but completely fought through their adversity. Their continued success is in no small part to the incredible trade deadline deals they were able to pull off. Acquiring the likes of Scott Kazmir, Carlos Gomez, and Mike Fiers has no doubt made them the favorites to win the AL West, especially with the Angels sudden landslide of a collapse.

Having said all of that, I don’t believe this is a true time to panic. One of the things I can’t stand about baseball is the longevity of the season, but as much as I hate it, the Angels and Halo fans know that there is plenty of baseball to be played. With 2 more full series against the Astros, this division race is far from over. Lets not forget that the Halos have the best player in baseball, and a renaissance man showing why he was the best player this past decade. Of course Im talking about Mike Trout and Albert Pujols respectively. The Angels will no doubt have their chances coming up here in August and September, but if they expect to be playing deep into October, they need to right the ship and fast.

Until next time,

@wtjefff

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