Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (73-63) @ Seattle Mariners (58-77)
Pitching Probables: LAA – Ervin Santana (10-9, 3.24 ERA) SEA – Charlie Furbush (2-3, 6.28 ERA)
Game Info: 7:10 PM PT; TV - Fox Sports West; Radio - KLAA 830 AM
The Angels turn the page once again onto a new month of baseball, hopefully a month that can go better than August. August was a great month for this team, except they couldn't get the wins where they counted. Why can't this team finish off a great comeback nice and clean? Why do they have to make it so hard on themselves? They chopped a Texas 7 game lead in the standings to just 2.5 games in 7 days a week ago. Now they're struggling to pull just one game during this series, they could do it against the White Sox and the Orioles, but apparently they can't do it against the Mariners. The delusion ridden half of my brain says the Angels are doing this merely for dramatic effect, to make the last month of baseball this season the most interesting and make that playoff berth taste oh so sweeter. The sane part of my brain says this is all Tony Reagins fault.
Luckily for the Angels they get to face Charlie Furbush, a struggling rookie starter who they got a chance to face earlier this season while he was still on the Tigers. That start did not go well for Furbush at all as he was knocked out of the game after giving up 3 runs in 4 innings. Not the best start, but not the worst start in my book. Unfortunately for him his stats with the Mariners have not been good at all, his average runs per game sits at a tasty 3 spot. This offense has to be salivating at the chance to devour everything Furbush has to offer them.