32-year old righty starting pitcher Joe Blanton is off to a very slow start in 2013 for the Angels. He has started 4 games for the Angels so far this year and he is 0-3 with a 7.84 ERA and a 2.08 WHIP. He has given up 38 hits (6 homers) while only walking 5 batters and whiffing 8 of them in his first 20 2/3 innings so far this year as he is getting hit very hard. The Angels are going to stick with Blanton for a while longer as he is a proven veteran starting pitcher. His track record suggest that he will straighten out things in the near future.