Thursday, September 2, 2010

By Jeff Flinn - Contributor


Trevor Bell continues to pitch at least into the 6th inning (failing to do so just once in his past 5 starts), and does it without walking any batters.

The bullpen, for a change, was lights out (3 innings, 1 hit, 0 runs, ZERO walks, 6 Ks). Jordan Walden looks like the real deal. Jepsen needs to pitch like he did last night more often. Rodney looked like a closer.

Matsui gets the big hit, a 2-run homer.

Willits doubling to lead off the game, and then scoring, was huge. He still can't steal bases like he used to, but he is getting on base at a decent rate in 2010 (.348 OBP).

Callaspo hits his 2nd homerun as an Angel to add insurance late in the game. Slowly but surely his XBH skills are returning.

The Halos scored 4 runs despite only having 5 hits, and finally beat 2009 nemesis Jason Vargas.


Two more errors for the defense.

Rivera is now 0 for his past 19. As each day goes by, that's more and more of his $5 million salary in 2011 that the Halos will have to pay after hopefully trading him away in the off-season. That rumor of Rivera being a 2nd half player is just THAT. He had ONE good 2nd half in 2006, and that's it. Even with his 24-62 stretch that started just before the ASB, his post-ASB OPS is still a measly .669.

Hunter strikes out 3 times, and now is RBI-less since August 6.

Wood has a TON of work to do in the Arizona fall league.
Love to hear what you think!

Listen to "A Fish Like This" Tribute song to Mike Trout's Greatness

AngelsWin Media

We Recommend

 photo 8fbce79f-4964-43ef-a13d-ff1832b5e9a4_zpsd3c2ece7.jpg
Click on the picture above to pick up a copy of Rob Goldman's latest on Angels' great, Nolan Ryan. A Must Read for every fan of the Angels! Website Store

 photo t_zps6af139fc.gif
Copyright © 2013 Los Angeles Angels Blog | is the unofficial website of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Our comments and views do not express the views of the major league club or anyone affiliate with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. blog content, articles and opinions are provided "as is" and without warranties of any kind.  We disclaim warranties, express or implied, including warranties for a particular purpose, accuracy, completeness, availability, security, compatibility and non-infringement.  Blog material, articles and other information furnished or supplied by you to become the ownership of for use at our discretion.  Your use of AngelsWin content is at your own discretion and risk. We do not warrant that any content here be error free that access thereto will be uninterrupted or errors will be corrected. We do not warrant or make any representations regarding  the use of any content made available through  You hereby waive any claim against us with respect thereto. may contain the opinions and views of other members and users. We cannot endorse, guarantee, or be responsible for the accuracy, efficacy or veracity of any content generated by our members and other users. The content of is intended for educational and entertainment purposes only. Such content is not intended to, and does not, constitute legal, professional, medical or healthcare advice or diagnosis, and may not be used for such purposes. Reliance on any information appearing on is strictly at your own risk. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. You should not act or refrain from acting on the basis of any content included in, or accessible through, the without seeking the appropriate legal or other professional advice on the particular facts and circumstances at issue from a lawyer or professional licensed in the recipient's state, country or other appropriate licensing jurisdiction.