Kansas City Royals (28-37) @ Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (31-35)
Pitching Probables: KC – Vin Mazzaro (0-1, 17.47 ERA) LAA – Tyler Chatwood (3-3, 3.79 ERA)
Game Info: 12:35 PM PT; TV - Fox Sports West; Radio - KLAA 830 AM
It is amazing what one little win can do. The losing streak is over, the Angels have lit up the Halo once again and today just feels like a brand new day. Well, technically, every day is a brand new day, but I mean it in the metaphorical sense.
For the first time in a week, the Halos and their followers actually have a little something to feel good about. Nobody is exactly planning a championship parade or anything, but every little bit of positive mojo counts, especially when the team is so clearly frustrated and in dire need of a morale boost. But all those good feeling could slip away if the offense falls flat on its face again and, well, we can't exactly rule that possibility out. But it also isn't as entirely likely as it seemed in the past.
Today, the fresh memory of seven runs and win will make everyone a little looser. Their shoulders will hang a little lower. Their grips on the bats will be a litte less tight. Their demeanors a little more upbeat. It may only last a day, but it might also be the first day of the Angels' climb back into contention.