Joe Blanton hasn't been shy about his struggles this season, and his explosion in the dugout after his latest dismal performance proved he won't be able to endure many more.
He takes the mound again Monday night as the Los Angeles Angels look to win a sixth straight home meeting with the Minnesota Twins.
Blanton signed a two-year, 15 million deal in the offseason and was supposed to help soften the blow after Los Angeles lost starters Dan Haren, Ervin Santana and Zack Greinke.
Instead, Blanton (2-12, 5.53 ERA) has been a major disappointment while recording the most defeats in the AL. The right-hander appeared to be getting on track, posting a 2.14 ERA in his previous three outings before going 0-2 with an 8.59 ERA over his final three starts before the All-Star break.
He gave up four runs and walked four in four innings of a 4-3 loss to Seattle in his latest start July 14. After exiting that miserable outing, Blanton threw down the dugout's water cooler and exchanged words with...