Sunday, June 22, 2008
Kotchman Gives Shaky Weaver A Win, Sweep: Angels 3, Phillies 2
The Angels scored all their runs in the top of the second, with Gary Matthews, Jr. cashing in Vlad on an RBI single, and then Casey Kotchman belted Phillies ace Cole Hamels' 1-0 pitch into the right field Bud Light sign. Mike Napoli came close to getting another homer when he ripped a foul ball into the fourth deck, but his contributions otherwise amounted to a pair of strikeouts and a walk. Vlad kept his hitting streak alive, and has now hit safely in 13 straight games.
but i just saw the last half of the game, and also noted the Phillies announcers gave the "Player of the Game" to "the Angels bullpen" ... so "Shaky Weaver" it is.
He definitely better step it up, with Scioscia leaving the door open for Kelvin to return as a starter - he's the weakest link right now in the rotation and its due to his inconsistency from start to start.
Finally i love these 3-2 victories, just to babboozle the ESPN & BP Power Ranking Pytahgorians. With the A's winning 7-1 today, they're maintaining the 50+ run differntial compared to the Halos and i'm looking forward to another week where they are ranked about 10 spots ahead of us.
Standings = old school, baby!