The Angels can score in bunches, as they showed again Friday, when they amassed nine runs for the second straight game. The question is, will they have enough pitching to win high-scoring games?

They didn't in Friday's 13-9 loss to Kansas City, when C.J. Wilson was rocked for eight runs and eight hits in 2 2/3 innings, and they didn't in Thursday night's 10-9 loss to Texas, when Jerome Williams couldn't make it out of the second inning.

The Angels have a 7.26 earned-run average in 25 spring games — a full run worse than any team in baseball — and of their five starters, only Joe Blanton has had a decent spring.

Ace Jered Weaver has a 10.13 ERA in three starts. Tommy Hanson has an 8.25 ERA in four starts and was pulled from his last game after three innings because of a tight triceps. Wilson has a 7.11 ERA in four starts. Jason Vargas has a 6.00 ERA in four starts. Blanton has a 3.86 ERA in two starts.

If this were early March, there would be no reason to panic, but the season opener is nine days away. Weaver and Wilson have only one more exhibition start; Blanton, Vargas and Hanson have two more starts.

"With our rotation in particular, yes, I'm concerned," Manager Mike Scioscia said. "Some guys aren't quite where they need to be. I sure hope as we get to the latter stages of our work in Arizona and into the Freeway Series, we'll see some guys come alive and repeat some pitches."