Angels Vs. Twins Series Preview: Halos Try To End April On Winning Note

CLEVELAND, OH - APRIL 29: Second baseman Jason Kipnis #22 of the Cleveland Indians falls to the ground after failing to catch a wild throw as Maicer Izturis #13 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim slides in to second during the third inning at Progressive Field on April 29, 2012 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

The Angels have lost seven of their last 10 games. Starting on Monday, they'll try to get even with the Twins for a series defeat three weeks ago.

The Los Angeles Angels are 7-15 and have won a grand total of one series in the 2012 season. They're 3.5 games behind both the Oakland Athletics and Seattle Mariners and are nine games out of first place in the American League East. On Monday, they will return to the Big A in Anaheim as they host the Minnesota Twins for three games.

The Angels played the Twins at Target Field in the second series of the season, where the now 6-15 Twinkies pulled off two straight come-from-behind wins to take the series from the Halos.

Albert Pujols, of course, is still without a home run for his new team and the offense in general has been wavering between inconsistent and anemic. Even worse for the Angels has been the bullpen, who have blown more leads this season than Halos fans care to count. They have one day left in April to turn things around as they head into May.

Probable Pitchers & Television Information:

On Monday, offseason acquisition C.J. Wilson will take the bump for the Angels and will look to improve upon his 2-2 record and 2.42 ERA. He'll face off against Nick Blackburn, who is 0-2 and currently holds a 7.53 ERA. The game will begin at 4:10 p.m. PT and will be televised on ROOT Sports. You can find the radio broadcast on ESPN 710 AM.

Tuesday's game will see Jerome Williams attempt his road to redemption against Francisco Liriano. Williams has a 1-1 record and a 5.51 ERA. Liriano is a shocking 0-3, with an ERA of 11.02, which likely has Halos hitters salivating. The game will begin at 7:05 p.m. PT and will be televised on FOX Sports West. You can find the radio broadcast on KLAA 830 AM.

In the finale on Wednesday, ace Jered Weaver will try to make it 4-0 against right-hander Liam Hendriks, whose 6.89 ERA is a far cry from the 2.02 of Weaver. The game will begin at 7:05 p.m. PT and will be televised on FOX Sports West. You can find the radio broadcast on KLAA 830 AM.


Current Series

3 game series vs Twins @ Angel Stadium of Anaheim

Minnesota Twins
@ Los Angeles Angels

Monday, Apr 30, 2012, 7:05 PM PDT
Angel Stadium of Anaheim

Nick Blackburn vs C.J. Wilson

Mostly clear. Winds blowing out to right field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 60.

Complete Coverage >

Tue 05/01 7:05 PM PDT
Wed 05/02 7:05 PM PDT

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