I'm about to the point where I've accepted it just isn't going to happen this year. The future looks good now with Haren in the rotation, but without Kendry in the lineup these guys just can't hit. Hell, I'm not sure even he would be enough. There is just nobody who wants to step up and be a hitter in clutch situations. Prime example last night, Torii Hunter taking a 3rd strike early on with guys on 2nd and 3rd. You are the cleanup hitter, you have 2 guys in scoring position, and you're team has had trouble scoring runs, and you are still going to take a pitch that close? Yep, that is what we want out of a cleanup hitter, walks. Pathetic.
It's frustrating, but maybe it will be for the best. Texas is giving Angel's management a wakeup call this year. They are not going away any time soon, so standing pat and leaving the lineup as is will not be enough to get back into the playoffs next year. Competetion in the AL West finally won't be a bad thing, but it is going to suck to be watching the playoffs without the halos in it.