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LAst Night's Action: Angels Choke Again
Mike Scioscia arguing a call after a botched suicide squeeze attempt. AP Photo/Charles Krupa
Boston Red Sox defeat LA Angels 3-2. This was the year the Angels were supposed to get over the hump. They beat the Red Sox eight of nine games in the regular season. The Angels nabbed the highly coveted Mark Teixeira before the trading deadline to provide a power bat to the anemic lineup. The Angels had a dominant rotation that would shut down offenses. Well in the four games against the Red Sox, the Angels couldn't hit worth a lick and made defensive blunders like they were the Florida Marlins infield. Game four was nothing different. Bad plays by Howie Kendrick and Erick Aybar gave the Red Sox more outs to play with, and when you do that you're asking for trouble. The only team to win 100 games in the major leagues this season will be making appointments for tee time. Good night Angels, and good night Orange County. Now it's time for some big boy baseball.
- The League Championship Series are set. The Boston Red Sox will be facing the upstart feel-good story Tampa Bay Rays in the AL while our bums the Dodgers will be heading off to the Philadelphia Phillies in the NL. The winners face off in the World Series while the losers go back into the folds of anonymity. This is what baseball is all about. Now if only Fox would agree to ditch Joe Buck and Tim McCarver and let Vin Scully and Harry Kalas alternate games in the NLCS.