The Angels may have picked the right time to travel to south Florida, as the Florida Marlins are in the midst of an 11-game losing streak and losers in 19 of their last 20 games. The Marlins hired Jack McKeon to helm the club, but the outcome was the same in his first game as their skipper, losing 2-1 to the Angels Monday night in the first game of their 3-game inter-league series.
The Angels will send Ervin Santana (3-7, 4.25 ERA) to the mound Tuesday night. Santana is in the midst of his own losing streak as he's lost his previous 3 starts although pitching well enough to win. In the three losses, the right-hander has gone 20.2 innings allowing 9 earned runs (3.92), but the Angels offense has given him a total of 3 runs in the three outings.
Facing the Angels will be Javier Vazquez (3-7, 6.85 ERA). The right-handers has had his problems pitching at home in 2011, winning just once in six starts, compiling a 8.23 ERA in the process.
The Angels are 5-2 during this 12-game road trip and look to win their third straight series, something they haven't done since the second week of the season.
Who's Hot - Last 7 Games:
Peter Bourjos - 6 for his last 14 (.429), 3 2B
Maicer Izturis - 7 for his last 17 (.412), 2 2B
Mark Trumbo - 6 for his last 18 (.333), 1 2B, 1 HR
Greg Dobbs - 7 for his last 23 (.304), 1 2B
Who's Cold - Last 7 Games:
Bobby Abreu - 3 for his last 15 (.200)
Erick Aybar - 5 for his last 25 (.200)
Hanley Ramirez - 2 for his last 19 (.105)
Emilio Bonifacio - 3 for his last 23 (.130)
John Buck - 4 for his last 23 (.174)
Omar Infante -5 for his last 28 (.179)
Game time is 4:10 (PDT) and will be show in Fox Sports West. For more Angels' news, be sure to check out Halos Heaven.