With a miserable 9-17 record in the month of April, the Angels couldn't wait to turn the page on the calender. Coaches and players alike looked to May as a clean slate—a chance to rebound from their disappointing start.
At the end of the first month of play, the Angels found themselves in fourth place in the AL West, a whopping eight games behind the division-leading Texas Rangers.
This month, the team has been better, primarily due to a surging offense.
The Angels' record in May is a respectable 16-12, highlighted by a season-high eight-game winning streak. Unfortunately for the Halos, however, they actually lost ground in the standings. The team currently sits eight-and-a-half games behind the Rangers.
In order to climb their way into the AL playoff picture, the Angels will need to compile winning month after winning month going forward.
The following slideshow grades offensive player performances for May, the Angels' first winning month of the season.