Thursday, May 20, 2010
Gifts Lift Halos, Snap Losing Skid: Angels 3, White Sox 2The Angels won this one despite their offense; it's not every day you can get three hits and win a game, especially in an era that isn't the 1960's. But Torii Hunter's two-run jack and a gift run off the glove of Jayson Nix was as much offense as they'd need.
Joe Saunders posted his second straight excellent game; and but for one out on his May 8 outing against Seattle, he would now have quality starts or better in his last three. Good news for him, and good news for the Angels.
Dodgers' Slo-Mo Loss Rekindles Old Questions: Padres 10, Dodgers 5At 3:48, this was the longest regulation game of the year. MSTI asks the right questions:
- Why wasn't Carlos Monasterios used for this start instead of Ramon Ortiz?
- Why use the already-overused Ramon Troncoso in a game that had already gotten away, when he was one of the Dodgers' premier relievers? He's on pace for a 90+ appearance schedule this year, far too much work for any single reliever. All yesterday served to do was to increase his ERA by over a run. How is that a good thing?
- Will Manny Ramirez be okay after yesterday's freak accident (he kicked a table with his toe) that caused him to be a late scratch? He took some good swings in his at-bat yesterday, but ended up striking out.