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Friday, July 08, 2011

Pickoff Moves

Weaver Tosses Another CG Gem: Angels 5, Mariners 1

I didn't watch this in its entirety, but Jered Weaver only really got into trouble in the third and seventh innings, giving up the opposition's only run in the third on a Brendan Ryan single. Other than that, the Angels got as much as they would need in an answering rally in the bottom of the third, posting a three spot on three hits, including a Howie Kendrick double.

Unfortunately, Peter Bourjos pulled up lame at second base during an eighth inning rally, and as a consequence the Angels made a surprise move and called up Mike Trout all the way from AA Arkansas. Here I was thinking I'd have to go there to see him (and log a visit with my in-laws at the same time — not a bad thing), but he's coming to me, tonight!

ESPN BoxAngels recap

Dodgers Break Five-Game Skid With Six-Run Shutout: Dodgers 6, Mets 0

The Dodgers were in danger of posting their longest losing streak of the year (and as it was, they already matched their longest with five straight), but somehow managed to get behind a strong eight-inning performance by Clayton Kershaw and beat up on the Mets' Dillon Gee, who gave up five earned runs for the first time this year.

ESPN BoxDodgers recap

Roster Notes

Fan Falls To Death In Arlington

A terribly sad happening in Arlington as a fan fell to his death trying to catch a foul ball thrown into the stands by Josh Hamilton. Video from the game is surprisingly un-disturbing; we don't see him hit the pavement. My condolences to his family.

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