Garland's complete-game four-hitter lifts White Sox.: Looks like the fight has gone out of L.A.
posted by justgary to baseball at 12:15 AM - 14 comments
Vladimir Guerrero got his first hit of the series, but the Angels' slugger is batting just .083 (1-for-12) through the first three games. He has one RBI and has grounded into two double plays. Ouch. So much for shattering the moon.
posted by justgary at 12:21 AM on October 15
I was pretty surprised by this game. Garland was on, but it seemed like everything had finally caught up with the Angels. They looked dead. It doesn't look good for them. I don't know how they are going to get past Garcia, Contreas and Buehrle the way they're swinging the bat.
posted by panoptican at 12:37 AM on October 15
I don't know how they are going to get past Garcia, Contreas and Buehrle the way they're swinging the bat. I didn't see many angel games this year, but if this series is any indication of their hitting, I have no idea how they got to this point. It was almost brutal to watch.
posted by justgary at 12:40 AM on October 15
Ouch. So much for shattering the moon. hmmm. maybe there's a pepsi commercial curse.
posted by goddam at 12:45 AM on October 15
The Angels struggled at quite a few points this season to score runs, so this doesn't come as a major surprise. I think the advantage, without a doubt, goes to teams that sweep previous playoff series and get the extra rest. Making the Angels do all that extra travel those couple of days was a ridiculous blunder by the commissioner, one that shows he's more concerned with TV schedules and bottom lines than the game itself. Or, possilby, he's just an idiot. Also, the Angels not having Colon healthy and on the active roster for this series had to really mess with their overall confidence.
posted by dyams at 07:35 AM on October 15
bury those angels!!!!!
posted by FrankySP at 08:44 AM on October 15
or, possibly, he's just an idiot. nuff said
posted by roycedawg at 10:13 AM on October 15
No he's not an idiot - he just doesn't give a shit who wins and loses. It's about maximizing television revenues, and he's not so incorrect. Not having Colon really hurts considering just how good Lackey was up until yesterday - coupled with Washburn's illness and that is a big hill to overcome for a team that really isn't a collection of bangers. No point in having that fantastic bullpen if you've run out of reliable starting pitching. However, remember that the Angels were a fantastic situational hitting team during the season - and seem to have done a complete 180 in this series. Yet there is still at least two games left. Lots can happen - this series could easily be 2-1 Angels, remember.
posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 11:10 AM on October 15
I am impressed. Garland had been stuggling a bit down the stretch..Th White Sox may pull this off yet
posted by daddisamm at 11:10 AM on October 15
hmmm. maybe there's a pepsi commercial curse. A boy can hope ;)
posted by justgary at 12:34 PM on October 15
and a girl can hope that papi does one next year ;-)
posted by goddam at 12:59 PM on October 15
Yeah, with the exception of the blown call in Game 2, this has not been an earth shattering series yet. I would love to see the Angels put up at least a little more of a fight just to make it more interesting. That being said, I am starting to get pretty excited for the White Sox.
posted by Joey Michaels at 04:23 PM on October 15
My biggest nightmare as a Cub Fan is a White Sox+Cardinal Series, at least Stros are up nicely against the Cards. The Angels look pretty lifeless down 6-2 Sat. eve in the 5th as I write. They are complaining about another missed call "Cather Interference" by the Homeplate Ump. Spring training anyone.
posted by skydivemom at 08:51 PM on October 15
and a girl can hope that papi does one next year ;-) Papi would do a coke commercial, and as everyone knows, that's good luck... Ha.
posted by justgary at 02:35 AM on October 17
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