It's OK, Angels fans. Now is not the time to hit the panic button... not yet. Yes, the Halos (37-32) have been struggling of late, dropping the last four-straight including a dramatic walk-off homer to finish the series in Seattle, but they're in a good position to rebound has they head into Oakland this weekend. The Angels bats came alive in the series finale Wednesday, showing some signs of optimism heading into a matchup with one of the better pitching staffs in the league. The A's have not seemed to be able to crack the Angels' code all season (the Halos hold a 5-2 record against them) so this is a good chance to turn the tides back into the Red and White's favor.
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With Garrett Richards exiting Wednesday's game early with tightness in the hamstring and Shohei Ohtani still on the DL, the pressure heading into this series is going to fall on the Angels starting pitching staff and, with that, the man on the mound to kick things off: Tyler Skaggs. The southpaw has been dominate in his last couple starts, going 2-0 with a 0.69 ERA in his previous two outings this month. If he can deliver another performance similar to what he's shown over the past two weeks and start the Angels off with a quality outing, this series could prove to be a simple one for the Halos.