The good news is I finally got a prediction right, the bad news is that I wish I didn't.
Mike Scioscia finally saw the light and took eighth inning duties away from Fernando Rodney and handed them over to Rich Thompson. On paper, this was a good idea. The man they call Chopper has been tremendous this season and hadn't allowed a run to score since April 21st, unlike Fraudney who allows runs in every other apperance, if not more frequently.
Instead, Chopper done got chopped and so did the Angels. Needless to say, but Rich picked a really bad time to lose his control. He'd walked only three batters all year coming into the game and somehow walked the first two batters he faced. The real question is why it happened? Was he nervous because of the pressure of the situation? Did he just have an off day? Will he get another chance to be the righty setup man or did he blow his only audition?
Personally, I think Thompson should get another shot, if only because the Halos have no other real alternatives. Scioscia though, I'm not so sure he is going to agree.