Originally posted on The Sports Rocker  |  Last updated 5/30/12
If you're favorite team has to play the Angels soon, be sad they didn't get to play them sooner in the season. As the saying goes, the Angels are on fire, and specifically, Mr. Pujols.The Machine is clicking. Angels fans, this is the Big Al you've been waiting for.Last seven days:He's gotten his batting average up to .238. Keep in mind, it was just two weeks ago that it was slightly below .200.As Albert goes, so go the AngelsThe Angels finally got above the .500 mark yesterday, with a win over the Yankees. It was also their eighth straight win. I mentioned on the last update that it was important for Pujols to stay hot if the Angels wanted to win some important games coming up. The Yankees are in town for three, of which the Angels have already won two, and then the Rangers come in for a three game series this weekend. With Oakland losing seven in a row, the Angels have climbed to within 5.5 games of the Rangers, making the weekend series even more important. Yes, I know it's a long season, but momentum at the beginning of the season can carry over. Unless you're the 2011 Pirates. And the Rangers are the only other team that can challenge the Angels for the AL West crown.The Machine is tuning up, and so are the Angels.
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