Boston Red Sox (8-11) @ Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (12-8)
Pitching Probables: LAA – Ervin Santana (0-2, 526 ERA) BOS – Daisuke Matsuzka (1-2, 6.43 ERA)
Game Info: 6:05 PM PT; TV - Fox Sports West; Radio - KLAA 830 AM
I am sick and tired of losing to the freakin’ Boston Red Sox. There are just some teams that I genuinely do not like and the Bosox are close to the top of that list. Ignore the playoff futility for a moment and just concentrate on the love affair that the national media has had with the boys from Beantown for the past decade or so. Seriously, if aliens landed on Earth tomorrow they would think that there are only two teams that play baseball, the Sox and the Yanks. So call it envy or east coast bias or whatever, I am tired of hearing about Boston and wish that the Angels could actually beat them every once and awhile. Is that too much to ask?no comments
I have your little game here figured out Rodney, it was only a matter of time before I figured out too. It's a very simple game that he's playing here really, why do you think his performance has been so outstanding these past few series? Is it because of the change of delivery/mechanics fix that Butcher put down on Rodney? That is a part of what's fixing Rodneys game, but it's not the biggest component. Rodney is using fire and drive, only because he wants his closing job back, and he wants it bad.
What a guy, not only does he drastically improve the closer role, he improves the guy he replaced.
Boston Red Sox (7-11) @ Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (12-7)
Pitching Probables: LAA – Dan Haren (4-0, 1.16 ERA) BOS – John Lester (1-1, 3.20 ERA)
Game Info: 7:05 PM PT; TV - Fox Sports West; Radio - KLAA 830 AM
So it is becoming clearer and clearer that the massive run production that occured in Texas was an aberration and I will be spending the remainder of the season wondering how Mickey Hatcher still has a job. Seriously, I understand that everyone says the hardest thing to do is to hit a round ball with a round bat, but it seems that the Angels hitting coach has not found the magic teaching method to get his hitters to put the ball in play. So once again, poor Dan Haren will have to probably do it all himself against the suddenly alive Red Sox.
I realize that Free For All Friday has quickly devolved into Shameless Self-Promotion Friday, but it is my blog and I'll do what I want. Anyway, on to my latest announcement.
For those of you who haven't noticed it in the Game Previews the last two days, I will be joining the folks (I'd call them good folks, but they are Red Sox fans, so how "good" can they be?) at Firebrand of the American League for a live chat throughout the game. Now, I don't know if I am the only Angel blogger that will slumming it over with the BoSox fans, so it could get pretty ugly pretty quick if some Halo faithful don't show up to have my back. So, please, if you have nothing better to do on Saturday, come join the chat and help me deal with all of those Massholes.
I'll have a link up for the chat sometime tomorrow, but until then, please follow the directions in the sign above.