The first half of the 2013 season has been a roller-coaster ride for the Los Angeles Angels.
The squad stumbled out of the gates in April, posting a 9-17 record. They rebounded a bit in May, winning 16 out of 29 to bring their season tally to 25-30.
In June, they played one game above .500 with a 14-13 record (season record of 39-43). However, coming off a series sweep in Seattle, the Angels are only 5-6 in July.
With a 44-49 record at the All-Star break, time is running out for the Angels to get back in the playoff hunt. They currently trail the Texas Rangers by nine games and the division-leading Oakland Athletics by 11.
Despite an eight-game winning streak at the end of May and a seven-game winning streak at the end of June, the Angels still sit five games below .500.
The biggest issue plaguing a prolonged run by the Angels is their inconsistency on both sides of the ball.
Let's take a look at some of the hottest and coldest Angels players heading into the second half of the season.