Originally written on Fox Sports West
By MICHAEL MARTINEZ  |  Last updated 8/21/13
ANAHEIM, Calif. Silver linings are tough to find these days. The Angels keep looking for them, but all they see are mounting losses. They don't have Mike Trout, who sat for a third consecutive game because of a right hamstring injury. They don't have Albert Pujols, whose foot injury has knocked him out for the rest of the season. Second baseman Howie Kendrick still isn't ready to come off the disabled list. No silver linings there. And then there was this: a 3-1 loss Wednesday to the Cleveland Indians, who swept the three-game series at Angel Stadium and sent the Angels off on a nine-game road trip with a four-game losing streak. It goes beyond that. The Angels dropped five of six games on their home stand and now have lost 9 of 11 and 13 of 17 since Aug. 4. They were outscored by the Indians 12-4 in the series. It hurts not having Trout, who is their offensive catalyst, but as manager Mike Scioscia said afterward, "It's a lot of guys Mike, Albert, Howie. Right now we're thi...
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