Joe Blanton’s next start for the Angels is to be determined.

Joe Blanton

Joe Blanton suffered his major-league leading 13th loss on Monday. (Associated Press)

Angels manager Mike Scioscia wouldn’t commit to Joe Blanton taking his next scheduled turn in the rotation Saturday in Oakland.

“We’re working on a couple of things now and we’re going to see where we are,” Scioscia said.

Blanton has allowed more home runs (24) and hits (157), and lost more games this season (13), than any major-league pitcher. Monday’s loss was the 10th game, and fourth in a row, in which Blanton has pitched fewer than six innings and allowed more than three runs.

“It’s about throwing good strikes,” Scioscia said. “I think he’s either yanking some fastballs into some hitting areas, or maybe he’s just missing with some of his pitches and getting into some tough counts. When he’s really good, he’s controlling counts and pitching to contact on his terms. He made some adjustments about four or five starts ago, and it looked like he was getting better fastball command. But he obviously doesn’t have everything together like he needs to. He’s working hard with Mike to find the consistency that he needs to repeat pitches, and it’s been a struggle for Joe.”

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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.