10/04/2004 2:30 AM ET
Angels facts and figures
Pitching registered fourth-best ERA in league
By Len Hochberg / MLB.com
The Angels finished the 2004 season with a 92-70 record, only the second time since their last AL West title in 1986 that they've won that many games. They won 99 in their World Series-winning season of 2002.
Final MLB standings
Record vs. Red Sox
The Angels played nine games vs. the Red Sox this season, going 4-5. They swept a two-game series at Angel Stadium in June, then took two of three in Boston in July. The Angels returned to Fenway Park for a series bridging August and September, when the Red Sox were at their hottest this season. Boston scored 26 runs in a three-game sweep that temporarily left the Angels reeling.
Record vs. playoff teams
The Angels went 18-18 against teams in this year's postseason field. In addition to going 4-5 against Boston, the Angels went 5-4 against both Minnesota and New York. Against NL playoff teams, they were 3-3 against Los Angeles and 1-2 vs. Houston.
Record vs. winning teams
The Angels went 43-43 against teams with a winning record, with the bulk of those games coming within the AL West against Oakland (10-9) and Texas (9-10). They split 12 games against Chicago clubs, going 5-4 vs. the White Sox and 1-2 vs. the Cubs.
The Angels finished in a first-place tie in the AL in batting average at .282 -- with the Red Sox. But they were only seventh in the AL in runs scored (836) and 10th in home runs (162).
MLB hitting stats
Vladimir Guerrero led the team in Triple Crown categories with 39 home runs, 126 RBIs and a .337 average. The suspended Jose Guillen was second in homers (27) and RBIs (104). Chone Figgins had 34 steals and 17 triples. No Angel besides Guerrero scored 100 runs, and he totaled 124.
Angels hitting stats
The Angels finished fourth in the AL with a 4.28 ERA. They used just six starters all season, with only Jarrod Washburn missing significant time with an injury. The Angels' 50 saves trailed only the Rangers (52) and the Yankees (59) in the AL.
MLB pitching stats
Staff ace Bartolo Colon led the team in wins (18) and tied Kelvim Escobar for most innings pitched (208 1/3). Escobar led in strikeouts with 191, followed by Colon (158) and John Lackey (144). Among the starters, Escobar had the lowest ERA at 3.93.The bullpen, led by Francisco Rodriguez (123 strikeouts) and Troy Percival (33 saves), is among the Majors' best.
Angels pitching stats
The Angels finished tied for second in the league with a .985 fielding percentage. But they could be at a loss in the playoffs without second baseman Adam Kennedy, a Gold Glove candidate who was hurt late in the season.
MLB fielding stats
First baseman Darin Erstad, another Gold Glove candidate, had a .996 fielding percentage. Vladimir Guerrero wasn't challenged often in right field, but he did have 13 assists.
Angels fielding stats
Bartolo Colon (6 G, 38.1 IP, 2-2, 3.29 ERA)
Brendan Donnelly (11 G, 13 IP, 1-0, 4.15 ERA)
John Lackey (5 G, 22.1 IP, 2-0, 2.42 ERA)
Ramon Ortiz (3 G, 13 IP, 2-0, 9.00 ERA)
Troy Percival (9 G, 9.2 IP, 7 saves, 2.79 ERA)
Francisco Rodriguez (11 G, 18.2 IP, 5-1, 1.93 ERA)
Aaron Sele (7 G, 35.1 IP, 0-6, 4.46 ERA)
Scot Shields (1 G, 1.2 IP, 0-0, 5.40 ERA)
Jarrod Washburn (5 G, 28.2 IP, 1-2, 5.02 ERA)
Bengie Molina (16 G, 0 HR, 6 RBIs, .260)
Jose Molina (6 G, 1 AB)
Josh Paul (1 G, O AB)
David Eckstein (16 G, 0 HR, 6 RBIs, .294)
Darin Erstad (16 G, 2 HR, 7 RBIs, .352)
Andres Galarraga (18 G, 1 HR, 7 RBIs, .182)
Garret Anderson (16 G, 2 HR, 13 RBIs, .300)
Chone Figgins (2 G, 1 R)
Troy Glaus (16 G, 7 HR, 13 RBIs, .344)
2004 Stats vs. Red Sox
Vladimir Guerrero (11-for-36) hit three homers and drove in 14 runs vs. the Red Sox this season. David Eckstein (17-for-36) hit .472 and Darin Erstad (12-for-26) hit .462.
Bartolo Colon, Jarrod Washburn, Ramon Ortiz and Kevin Gregg each notched one win vs. the Red Sox. John Lackey was 0-2 with an 8.68 ERA.
Career vs. Game 1 starter Curt Schilling
Alfredo Amezaga: 1.000 (1-for-1), 0 HR, 0 RBIs
Garret Anderson: .182 (2-for-11), 1 HR, 2 RBIs
Jeff DaVanon: .000 (0-for-3), ) 0 HR, 0 RBIs
David Eckstein: .182 (2-for-11), 0 HR, 0 RBIs
Darin Erstad: .300 (3-for-10), 0 HR, 0 RBIs
chone Figgins: .167 (1-for-6), 0 HR, 0 RBIS
Andres Galarraga: .120 (6-for-50), 1 HR, 5 RBIs
Troy Glaus: .429 (3-for-7), 0 HR 0 RBIs
Vladimir Guerrero: .255 (13-for-51), 4 HRs, 6 RBIs
Shane Halter: .333 (1-for-3), 0 HR, 0 RBIs
Bengie Molina: .250 (2-for-8), 1 HR, 1 RBI
Curtis Pride: .125 (1-for-8), 0 HR, 0 RBIs
Adam Riggs: .000 (0-for-3), 0 HR, 0 RBIs
Len Hochberg is an editorial producer for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.