|2013 Season (CBSSports.com)||185.00||8.00||11.00||0.00||4.62||1.29||152.00||41.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Kansas City|| 11.0||1||1|| 7.36||0||0||8|
|vs LHB|| 32.1||0||0|| 5.85||0||9||23|
|vs RHB|| 24.1||0||0|| 6.66||0||4||13|
|05/21/2013||Jerome Williams, RP LAA|
Trevor Bauer, SP CLE
|Nick Franklin, SS SEA|
Joe Blanton, SP LAA
|05/21/2013||Joe Blanton, SP LAA|
Joel Hanrahan, RP BOS
Chris Davis, 1B BAL
|Josh Willingham, LF MIN|
Mariano Rivera, RP NYY
|05/20/2013||John Gast, SP STL||Joe Blanton, SP LAA|
|Last 10 Games|
|Joe Blanton earns first win|
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(5/23/13) Angels starting pitcher Joe Blanton earned his first win Thursday after holding the Royals to two earned runs on seven hits and no walks in 6 1/3 innings. Blanton (1-7) struck out one. Six relievers combined to get the final eight outs of the game, with none pitching a full inning.
Blanton's rotation spot will be in jeopardy when Tommy Hanson returns, but Thursday's start was a good way to stop the bleeding after allowing 23 hits in nine innings over his previous two starts. He'll face the Dodgers Tuesday with a 6.19 ERA.
|Joe Blanton to lose rotation spot?|
|by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com|
(5/21/13) Angels starter Joe Blanton could be the odd pitcher out of the rotation when Jered Weaver is able to return from the disabled list, the Los Angeles Times speculates Tuesday.
Weaver is making what could be his last extended spring training appearance Wednesday on the same day that Blanton is scheduled to start next.
Blanton is 0-7 on the year with an ugly 6.62 ERA after nine starts. His WHIP is 1.97 and he's struck out 35 over 50 1/3 innings.
|Joe Blanton allows 11 hits in no-decision|
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(5/18/13) Angels starting pitcher Joe Blanton allowed 11 hits and two walks in 4 1/3 innings Saturday against the White Sox, striking out six and allowing four earned runs. He was on the hook for the loss when he left the game, but the Angels took the lead in the bottom of the fifth.
Blanton's time in the rotation could be coming to an end with Jered Weaver and Tommy Hanson expected to rejoin the Angels soon. Blanton, who has allowed 23 hits in nine innings over his last two starts, could face the Royals next weekend.
|Angels, Joe Blanton can't reach promised land|
|by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com|
(5/14/13) Despite his personal assessment, Angels pitcher Joe Blanton continues to be hit hard during his first season with the club as his winless streak reaches historic levels. Blanton dropped to 0-7 following his loss to Kansas City on Monday night as he matched his shortest outing of the season at 4 2/3 innings.
In all eight of his starts, the right-hander has been tagged for at least seven runs and currently owns a 6.46 ERA. It's the first time in the Angels' 53-year history that they have been on the losing end in all of a pitcher's first eight starts in a season.
"I felt like I threw the ball good tonight and my stuff was good," Blanton said. "When they made contact they found holes, broken-bat balls fell in for singles and balls bounced their way down the lines. It was one of those weird games. There were a couple of innings where I was one pitch away from it. But they got a couple of two-out hits that cost me three or four of those runs."
|Joe Blanton knocked around by Royals|
|by Adam Moore | CBSSports.com|
(5/14/13) Angels starter Joe Blanton was hit early and often during Monday's series opener against the Royals. Blanton allowed a season-high seven runs on 12 hits over 4 2/3 innings in an 11-4 defeat, including an RBI double off the bat of Billy Butler in the opening frame.
However, most of the damage he surrendered came in the fifth as Kansas City plated three runs, including two on a two-run double by Salvador Perez, which chased Blanton from the game.
He was pulled after throwing 99 pitches and finished with seven strikeouts and no walks, while taking his seventh loss.
Blanton (0-7) will look to get in the win column when he faces the White Sox Saturday afternoon.
|With his decision to sign with the Angels this offseason, Joe Blanton goes where he hasn't been in four years: the American League. Unfortunately, his time in the National League didn't do anything to boost Fantasy owners' confidence in him. Not only did he battle injuries for much of that time, missing most of 2011 with an impingement in his elbow, but he compiled a 4.51 ERA in 115 appearances, including 110 starts. True, pitching in a hitter's park in Philadelphia for most of that time didn't help, but he wasn't any better in a 10-start stint with the Dodgers late last year, posting a 4.99 ERA. At a time in baseball's history when pitching is back on the rise, with so many young hurlers putting up what Fantasy owners used to regard as ace numbers, a 4.00 ERA and 1.30 WHIP just doesn't measure up anymore. And against AL lineups, Blanton might have trouble achieving even that. Because he's capable of pitching deep into games, he might deliver some cheap wins for AL-only owners, but that's about it. (Updated 1/9/13)|
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/24/13||@ KC||8:10 pm||Luis Mendoza|
|5/25/13||@ KC||2:10 pm||Jeremy Guthrie|
|5/26/13||@ KC||2:10 pm||Wade Davis|
|5/27/13||@ LAD||8:10 pm||Zack Greinke|
|5/28/13||@ LAD||10:10 pm||Hyun-Jin Ryu|
|5/29/13||LAD||10:05 pm||Chris Capuano|
|5/30/13||LAD||10:05 pm||Ted Lilly|
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