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Cleveland Indians (7-2) @ Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (5-4)
Pitching Probables: CLE – Mitch Talbot (0-0, 4.15 ERA) LAA – Tyler Chatwood (0-0, -.-- ERA)
Game Info: 7:05 PM PT; TV - Fox Sports West; Radio - KLAA 830 AM
Well, isn't this a nice little surprise? Tyler Chatwood, the highly touted pitching prospect, is starting tonight for the Angels. This is going to be a huge test for Chatwood, as he has to face a red hot Cleveland steaming through the opposition on a 7 win streak. Even though Cleveland is hot, their pitching is still laughable at best. This would be the perfect staff for a struggling Vernon Wells to find his stroke against. Maybe Mark Trumbo will finally display that often talked about power. Even though the Indiand are red hot they are bound to cool down at some point, and Anaheim just happens to be the perfect place for them to do so.
Desperate times call for desperate measures and what was happening with Scott Kazmir certainly qualifies. In what may be their last ditch effort to salvage what is left of Scott Kazmir, the Halos have put him on the disabled list in hopes him getting healthy and finding whatever talent/skill/confidence/health he lost. Will it work? What if it doesn't?
Now you see me. Now you don't. But will you ever see me again?
Just when we thought we were nearing some sort of conclusion to the saga that is Scott Kazmir's Angel career, the much-maligned pitcher goes and "injures" his back. This development certainly adds a new dimension to the debate that rages around what should be done with the embattled former ace, and with that in mind, how will this drama all playout once Kazmir does comeback?
Time to vote!
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