The Los Angeles Angels' season has been anything but predictable. On paper, the team with the seventh highest payroll ($127.8 million) heading into Opening Day appeared to be on a short list of true World Series contenders. The names on the offensive side of the ball alone led many to believe that, in the very least, the team would cake-walk its way to the playoffs.
However, the team didn't exactly stick to the script.
The Angels currently have a 40-43 record through the first 83 games of the season and are a full eight-and-a-half games behind the division-leading Oakland Athletics.
While the Angels have showed promise with winning streaks of eight games in May and seven games (currently) spanning the end of June to the beginning of July, the team's record in home games nevertheless stands at a dismal 21-23 this season.
The following slideshow uncovers five other revealing statistics as to why the Angels 2013 campaign has been such a struggle.
*All statistics are current through July 3.