Loved the lone guy just blowing his vuvuzela today. Sitting all by himself, his entire body heaving as he creates a sound that he should be forced to live with the rest of his life. The guy in front of him appeared not be bothered in the least, but he may have already gone deaf.
For 2 games, and about 6 innings, the A’s were he greatest defensive team in the world. Scott Sizemore, Cliff Pennington, and Brandon Allan looked like Brooks Robinson, Mark Belanger and Keith Hernandez. Everything hit within range, and some not in range, those guys gobbled up. I should also add Eric Sogard, who made his share of defensive gems, as well.
Through all that, the Angels still found a way to win, 4-1 over the A’s. As of right now they are 2.5 back of the Rangers. Let’s hope the Indians can do in the Rangers later tonight.
Looked the Angels were gonna get to their nemesis, Rich Harden, early. 2 on, 1 out in the first, and I cracked a slight smile. It turned to a frown after Torii Hunter bounced in to a double play.
I was afraid that Jered Weaver would have a let down after his dominant start against the Yankees a few day’s ago. He looked shaky, but Jeff Mathis brought him along, and Weaver went on to win his career high 17th game of the year. He also lowered his ERA to 2.40.
Welcome back Mark Trumbo. After getting a much needed day off, Trumbo came back with a vengeance. 2-4, including a huge 2-run home run for the big man. He also sole a base for the first time since July 4th. He should have gone 3-4, but Pennington robbed him early in the game.
Here’s what the Angels scouting report should be on Josh Willingham. Don’t pitch to him. He went 6-10, with 2 home runs and 7 RBI in the 3 games. Every time he came to the plate, I pictured bad things happenings, and usually they did.
Real nice game for Bobby Abreu. Abreu, who is having a tough season, drove in the Angels first run of the game with a booming double in the 5th inning. Abreu has just 19 RBI since the All-Star break, none bigger than today.
Make it save #31 for Jordan Walden. Needs to keep pitching just like this the rest of the season.
The Angels take their last day off tomorrow, than it’s a 13 game playoff run. Starts Friday in Baltimore, goes through Toronto, ends at home against the A’s and Rangers. Angels need to stay within 3 of the Rangers to have any chance of a playoff spot.
About the Author
Written by Bill Mahoney
O'kay I'll talk about myself a little. I've been working in the television/radio industry for over 21 years. I started at 2 so I am just a tad over 21 (That is a joke). My career has taken me around and and even out of the United States. Right now I call Vegas home, but I just never know where life will take me next. Until 2002 my irrational love for the California/Anaheim/LAA had taken me down some very dark roads, but with Arte Moreno in charge I finally saw the a light at the end of the road. I really love most every sports and having as much fun as possible.