With a 6-5 win over the Houston Astros on Wednesday afternoon, the Los Angeles Angels now find themselves four games back in the American League West behind the first-place Texas Rangers. They find themselves in a much better position when it comes to the race for the second AL wild card spot.
After winning Wednesday afternoon, the Angels are only one and a half games behind the Astros the race for the AL wild card. The Minnesota Twins are also in the mix, tied with Los Angeles, so anything can still happen. Any one of those three teams could end up in the postseason.
Imagine, however, that over the course of their last nine regular season games, in which they play all division rivals (Oakland, Seattle and Texas) Los Angeles wins enough to take that wild card spot away from Houston or even the division title away from Texas.
They may make it to the 2015 postseason, but an extended run from there looks like a pipe dream. To find out more about why there is no way the Angels could survive a five game series in the postseason, regardless of their opponent, you can continue reading my post on FanRag Sports‘ Today’s Knuckleball by following the link below: