After splitting a two game series against the New York Yankees the Halos head to Texas for what could be the make or break point of their season.

Los Angeles is five games out of first place with six in the loss column. While they do not necessarily need to sweep the upcoming four game series against the Rangers, they cannot afford to fall any further behind—a split is a must.

Texas undoubtedly smells blood in the water and will be looking to put the Angels away. With seven games out of the next 10 against the Rangers the Halos can make up some serious ground. The club needs to play their best baseball of the season starting now of they will be playing out the string in early August.

General Manager Tony Reagins is in an unenviable situation. His squad is not hopelessly buried in the standings yet they may be out of the Wild Card at 7.5 games back. The Angels are not even in a position where going all out to get the missing piece at the trade deadline would be an option either.

Unfortunately for the Angels, there are still many missing pieces.

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Eric Denton is the head writer and content editor for LA Angels

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