Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Angels v. Rangers

Escobar v. Padilla

There is a lot of room in tonight’s game for hooks, crooks, and inside looks. First off, let me say that I have no idea what the hell that means. But this sort of thing pops into my head and I feel it’s worthy of mention.

I don’t think we will see much of Padilla’s intimidation tactics in tonight’s game simply because if he hits an Angel batter he might just be thrown out of baseball for stupidity. That being said, I can envision a scenario where Padilla comes off the plate and inside and some Angel batter has a coronary and that in turn leads to an eventual bench clearing slap fest involving Kelvim Escobar and Pedro’s ex-midget who now works for Padilla as his personal concierge.

If THAT scenario doesn’t play out I think Padilla could also end up throwing a few meatballs in an attempt to NOT go inside.

I think this game is a toss-up for the Angels. I like our chances if Escobar can go 6 and keep us in the game. Otherwise, I think the Rangers could bust out of their one game offensive rut and put up 6 or 7 tonight.

Wait a second Vic, aren’t you saying that the Angels could lose or they could win? Aren’t you essentially “covering all bases,” pun intended? Well, yes. I had very little doubt we would win last night’s game. Lackey is dominant and we seem to do well on Opening day. I also envisioned a good game from Matthews and he gave us exactly what we paid for. Tonight is different. It’s regular season game on. Besides, I can’t pick the Angels to win EVERY night.

Kotch goes 1-4 with a strikeout and Kendrick will struggle offensively for another night. Vlad continues to hit everything the Rangers throw at him, but it won’t be enough.

Prediction: Rangers win this one, 7-4, on the back of Michael Young. If Angels win this one it’s because Carrasco comes on in relief of Escobar and holds the Rangers down. I hope I am wrong. We lose tonight but likely take the series.
Love to hear what you think!


Adam said...

I can't believe what I'm reading. If recent history is any indicator, the Angels stuggle in day games. To take the series, they will likely have to win tonight.

I think the lefties in the line-up TEE OFF tonight - Matthews, GA, Kotchman, Izturis and the Angels win a slugfest 10-8.

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