ANAHEIM, Calif. -- As debuts go, Zack Greinke's wasn't bad.
The Angels' new starting pitcher put his team in position to win, which is virtually all you can ask. He pitched deep into the game, survived a few potential trouble spots and gave every indication he's going to be exactly what the Angels are hoping for as they approach the final two months of the regular season.
But the ending was far from perfect. And now the Angels go on the road for 10 games against teams that could undoubtedly affect their immediate future.
The Angels believe they have a pitching staff that can take them far now that Greinke has been added in a trade with the Milwaukee Brewers. But they aren't exactly settled, not with seven starters on the roster and five spots available in the rotation.
Manager Mike Scioscia keeps saying things will get sorted out, and maybe they will. But until then, the Angels are a curious group of starters and relievers, even with Greinke now on their side...