Entering the season, the Angels bullpen appeared to be the club’s most obvious weakness; it was filled with castoffs, unproven youngsters, and past-their-prime veterans. However, the bullpen has actually turned out to be one of the team’s bright spots thus far.
The group’s 3.62 ERA ranks eighth in baseball and fifth in the American League. This unexpected success has been the result of a few standout performances from pitchers like Blake Parker, Bud Norris, David Hernandez, and Yusmeiro Petit. And the success of the team’s relief corps has been even more surprising due to the fact that the three relievers who were expected to be the Angels’ best—Andrew Bailey, Cam Bedrosian, and Huston Street—have been hurt for most, if not all, of the season.
But later today, Bedrosian, the best of those three, is set to be activated from the disabled list, adding a true relief ace to an already dependable bullpen. Bedrosian came into his own last season, and he was continuing that dominance this year before succumbing to an injury a few weeks into the season. Continue reading at Halos Heaven.