- Palmer wasn't very good last night, but he still picked up the win. He is obviously overachieving based on his talent, but the one characteristic he has consistently displayed is a grittiness and competitiveness. That mental toughness might just be enough to keep Palmer from flaming out once the AL hitters get the book on him.
- No way to complain about the bullpen tonight. Jason Bulger was lights out (except for allowing the inherited runner to score, oops, just complained) and has seemingly turned the corner. Even Scot Shields was throwing darts when he came in. This whole reliever problem might just take care of itself after all.
- Back-to-back multi-hit games for Howie Kendrick. I almost don't even want to talk about it for fear of jinxing it. Let's just leave it at that.
- Part of the reason the stolen bases produced so few runs was because of continued poor situational hitting. The Angels banged out 14 hits but still managed to strand 8 runners in scoring position while collecting just one two-out RBI the entire game.
- Bobby Abreu