Pivotal outing for Blanton

The Los Angeles Angels have little to show for a two-year, $15 million investment in free agent righthander Joe Blanton, who is a mere 1-7 with a 6.19 ERA in his first 10 starts. Blanton’s WHIP of 1.87 is the second worst in the majors behind Vance Worley, and the Twins righthander was recently demoted to the minors.