There didn’t seem to be any love lost when C.J. Wilson signed with the Angels after spending 7 years in a Rangers uniform.
The Rangers have moved on, having Yu Darvish doesn’t hurt.
Wilson, and his replacement faced off on Monday, with Darvish the ultimate winner. Well, Darvish did come back out to the mound after a 1:56 rain delay, while Wilson watched Jerome Williams get lit up by a free swinging Ranger lineup.
Wilson played with no luck on Friday, as the Rangers got to him for 1 run by hitting 3 balls that never left the infield. Howard Kendrick’s error didn’t help either.
Once the game resumed, Williams allowed the hits, while Wilson got charged with 4 earned runs. Luckily, Wilson only threw 22 pitches on Friday.
Darvish is the real deal. How many pitched does that guy have? Plus, he throws them all at different speeds.
The only guy who solved Darvish was Mike Trout, who actually got some good swings off the Japanese import.
Josh Hamilton. I haven’t seen a guy have so much plate coverage, and so locked in since Barry Bonds. He is hitting everything, as his 10 home runs during last week would attest. He has hit 3 in two games so far. How much is he worth to the Rangers? His price tag goes up every day.
The Angel lost game one, 10-3.
Coming into Saturday, the big question was who would start for the Angels.
That Became a moot point when Wilson came back to throw game 2. He actually pitched much better in the 2nd game, going into the 6th inning.
Found it interesting that he hit Mike Napoli. If you don’t know, Wilson gave out Napoli’s phone number on his twitter account in the off-season. He did it as a practical joke, but Napoli, a man of little, to no sense of humor, didn’t think it was funny.
I wonder if he thought it was funny after Wilson plunked him. Hit him one more time, and Napoli may pay a visit to his former teammate on the mound..
Is it disrespect, or just a mistake that on the Ballpark scoreboard, it says Cal, instead of LAA.
Albert Pujols troubles continue. The 240 million dollar man is 1-7 through the first 2 games.
Through 33 games Pujols is hitting .195, with a home run and 11 RBI.
The last 2 big ticket hitters the Halos signed were Mo Vaughn and Vladimir Guerrero.
Vaughn’s stats through his first 33 games as an Angel:
.311, with 11 bombs and 34 RBI.
.343, 7 home runs and 27 RBI.
If memory serves, Guerrero played his first 8 years in the National League.
Listened to Saturday’s game on XM. Even those announcers know that Vernon Wells should be on the bench. Chris Singleton mentioned that he was surprised that the Angels didn’t try and move Wells this off-season.
It was also pointed out that Wells has nearly double the AB’s more than Bourjos. Their belief was that Bourjos brings more to the team than Wells, and I have to agree.
Their comments came a mere minutes before Bourjos beat out a bunt down the 3rd base line, in the Angels 2-run, 7th inning.
Anyone catch Wells lackadaisical effort on a fly ball in Friday’s game. Either go all out, or get out of Trouts way.
Doesn’t matter, Wells will be back in the lineup tomorrow, while Bourjos will be on the bench.
I keep hearing that Scioscia is looking for some continuity in the lineup. Having Wells in it only guarantees that a better player will sit.
Like that the Halos bounced back to take game 2. Jordan Walden pitched great out of the pen today. Pretty much everyone did. I say this quietly, but it looks like the Angels bullpen is starting to round into shape.
The Angels need to win tomorrow when the hand the ball to Wilson for the 3rd straight day.
That is a joke. Jered Weaver takes the hill, hoping to move the Angels to within 6 of the class of the American League.
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.