Remember all that talk a few weeks ago about how the Angels were actually in great shape in the AL West race because the schedule strongly favored them? Yeah, those were good times.
The easy Angel schedule started up on August 19th when the Angels were six games back and on the verge of being out of contention. The slate of cupcakes they have faced has allowed them to trim Texas' lead down to a much more manageable 2.5 games, where we stand right now. Making up 3.5 games in just under three weeks is great, but I'm afraid that it may not be good enough.
As it turns out, the big schedule advantage the Angels had is now gone. Darn. I did so enjoy watching the Angels pound on the dregs of the American League. Unfortunately, that is the Rangers' job now. For those of you who are too lazy to look up the remaining Texas schedule yourself, here is there remaining opponents: