Red Sox own Angels in postseason

Vladimir GuerreroAs Bill Plunkett of the OC Register writes in the wake of Boston’s 4-1 win in Game 1 of the ALDS, the Red Sox own the Angels in the postseason.

In their past nine playoff games (four against the Red Sox, five against the White Sox), the Angels have scored a total of 16 runs while batting .190 as a team. They had nine hits Wednesday, all singles, and haven’t hit a post-season home run since Game 3 of that ’05 ALCS (Orlando Cabrera).

“I don’t know nothing about that,” first-year Angel Hunter said when asked about the Angels’ growing trail of October failures against the Red Sox. “Whatever happened in the past happened. We’re going to come out on Friday (for Game 2). We intend to win on Friday, I can tell you that.

“Have amnesia. Come back. Let’s go.”

The Angels seem to suffer from the same alignment as the Cubs do in that they fail to convert what they did in the regular season to the postseason. The Halos arguably have the best overall team in the entire MLB playoffs, but winning in the postseason is obviously different from just making the postseason. And the BoSox have experience winning in the postseason, which continues to show in games like Wednesday night.

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