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Angels News: Writer Doesn’t Think Halos Will Make Postseason This Year

The streak without playoff baseball might still be alive.

With just a quarter of the season left to rescue their playoff hopes, the Angels stand dangerously close to slipping out of contention should things not turn around quickly. 

Even though there are tons of games remaining, at least one writer doesn't think the team can turn it around enough to make it to October.

Yet it’s not out of the question the Angels sink even further, in part because they’re in a tough spot in their schedule and in part because their pitching is a mess. It has a league-worst 6.62 ERA in August, with arm fatigue having rendered Ohtani unable to help for now.

via Zachary D. Rymer, Bleacher Report

Doomed by a starting rotation who hasn't performed well as of late, the Angels' postseason chances have slowly been tumbling because of their lack of quality starts. 

Superstar Shohei Ohtani is penciled in for a return to the rotation next week against the Cincinnati Reds, but even he's been mortal enough to miss a start due to arm fatigue. 

Unable to get their Japanese sensation into the postseason in his career up to this point, should the Halos fall short again in such a regard there will be plenty of suitors for his services in the winter. 

Missing star talents to aid their hitting core in Mike Trout and Anthony Rendon, a slew of injuries, failure in late game execution and poor pitching have seemingly doomed yet another season in Anaheim. 

No matter the moves at the deadline to buy talent in Lucas Giolito, CJ Cron or others, it simply hasn't worked for Phil Nevin's bunch who is growing more frustrated by the day. 

Far away from where they want to be the Angels, could be staring at another disappointing season and it could be the final straw for one of the game's best players.