Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (73-62) @ Seattle Mariners (57-78)
Pitching Probables: LAA – Dan Haren (13-7, 3.19 ERA) SEA – Felix Hernandez (12-11, 3.37 ERA)
Game Info: 7:10 PM PT; TV - Fox Sports West; Radio - KLAA 830 AM
For those of you who don't follow Victor Rojas on Twitter or didn't catch the game last night you missed a very interested statistic brought up by Rojas. When the Angels start rookie sensation Mike Trout they are 13-3 in those games played (14-3 after last night). It's no question that Mike Scioscia is one of the best managers in the game right now, but he's always let his stubborn attitude get in the way of winning games. Letting Mike Trout sit during the Texas Rangers series and playing Wells/Abreu was a horrible managerial decision to make, the one game Mike Trout played against the Rangers the Angels won, and Trout homered. The point is, if the Angels want to shoot past the Rangers they're going to have to do it on the back of Mike Trout, not Vernon Wells. It all depends on whether that cracks through Scioscia's thick skull before the Angels play themselves out of the division.