Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (16-13) @ Boston Red Sox (13-15)
Pitching Probables: LAA – Dan Haren (4-1, 1.23 ERA) BOS – Jon Lester (3-1, 2.52 ERA)
Game Info: 4:10 AM PT; TV - Fox Sports West; Radio - KLAA 830 AM
I hate that it is the first week of May and I am already all up in my head about the Boston Red Sox. The sad part is that I know I am not alone. Seeing as how the Angels have lost their first five games against the hated BoSox and 14 of their last 15 dating back to last season, this game is approaching "must-win" territory if only for the sanity of the roster and the fan base. Now would be a really good time for the team's second ace to step up and do what the primary ace couldn't do.
If ever there was a time to rely on the Angels' starting pitching strength, it is now. In an ideal world, having two ace caliber pitchers should mean that no team should really be able to beat them both on consecutive nights, or so says the general guideline of good pitching usually beating good hitting. With Weaver already failing (not really his fault, but still), the Halos need Dan Haren to step up and show that he can be just as good and just as dominant as the other half of the Angels' dynamic duo.