Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v Houston Astros

Joe Blanton is not off to a good start to his Los Angeles Angels career. Most of that stems directly from the fact that, well, Joe Blanton isn’t an especially good pitcher. He’s serviceable, or was, before the start of 2013. In his eight starts for the Halos, Blanton has been very bad.

He was especially bad last night. He was quintessentially 2013 Joe Blanton bad. He didn’t give up a home run, which tends to be a Joe Blanton calling card. He did, however, surrender 12 hits in 4.2 innings, allowing seven runs. He didn’t walk anyone, because he’s Joe Blanton. He did, however, strikeout seven hitters. Which is weird. But still: bad.

As a struggling pitcher, Joe Blanton is prone to expressions of frustration on the hill. The more you struggle, the more frustrated he grows. Over and over, the cycle repeats.

What remains is a series of images, lovingly curated below, of Joe Blanton looking exasperated. Enjoy, non-Angels fans.

From last night, we get “DIPS theory, why have you forsaken me?” downcast reflection.

Kansas City Royals v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

Like the header image this is “didn’t pitch that badly but still somehow lost to the %$#**%(% Astros” brain cramping

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v Houston Astros


Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v Houston Astros

Nine hits allowed to the Mariners, c’mon man.

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v Seattle Mariners

Three home runs allowed against the Reds, that ain’t so bad. First start of the year, I’m sure this year will only improve from here.

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v Cincinnati Reds

Special 2012 bonus misery!

“I’m not clear on this whole free agency thing. Being a buy-low candidate is good, right? Nobody will notice if I get killed by the free-falling Pirates, will they?”

Los Angeles Dodgers v Pittsburgh Pirates

Shelled by the Marlins. Does it ever end?

Los Angeles Dodgers v Miami Marlins