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LAst Night's Action: Angels Climb the Ranks

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Vladimir To Save the Day. AP Photo/Ted S. Warren

LA Angels defeat Seattle Mariners 2-1. The Angels had their chances to put away the Mariners getting 10 hits. Vladimir Guerrero tied the game 1-1 in the fourth inning with a solo shot. The Angels got the game winning run in the seventh inning when Jeff Mathis singled and came home on a Reggie Willits single and a fielding error by Raul Ibanez. But that was all that was needed for the Angels to win their 97th game of the season. Ervin Santana was spectacular going eight innings giving up only one run on five hits walking none and striking out nine. The Angels are on their way to win 100 games, the most in franchise history.

Notable Notes

  • Thank heavens the Raiders don't play here no more. What the hell is going on in Oakland. Sunday night word is that head coach Lane Kiffin was going to be fired on Monday. In Kiffin's Monday press conference Kiffin announced he hasn't been fired yet. In fact he said that he hasn't spoken to owner Al Davis in two weeks. Add that to the fact that Kiffin unsuccessfully tried to get defensive coordinator Rob Ryan fired in the offseason, what you get is an organization that can't tell its ass from its mouth. It actually makes you want to feel sorry for them. Um maybe not.
  • In other NFL teams that have been horribly managed this decade, the Cleveland Browns are going to see whether back up quarterback Brady Quinn is ready to be a starting quarterback. I am currently sacrificing goats to satan in hopes to get this to happen. Anytime my gay ass can salivate over manmeats like this (safe for work), it will make my Sundays that much more enjoyable. Maybe I'll need to sit on a plastic mat.
  • Oh Lions. You teased the folk in Detroit last year with your 6-2 start before collapsing like a house of cards. At least this season you didn't tease the poor folk. And now your vice chairman Bill Ford, Jr. wants to fire your general manager Matt Millen. Oh boy watching franchises that are managed as incompetently as yours just make me laugh. This is a douche who should have been fired years ago. Instead he was given a five year extension in 2005. No wonder Barry Sanders retired early from your franchise.
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Tonight's Action

San Diego Padres at LA Dodgers. Wade LeBlanc will get the start for the Padres in place of Jake Peavy. Peavy's newborn son has been placed in intensive care for precautionary reasons. For the Dodgers Chad Billingsley will try to get the magic number down to perhaps three with a Diamondbacks loss. 7:10 pm FSN Prime Ticket, AM 790 KABC.

LA Angels at Seattle Mariners. Jered Weaver goes out to the mound against lefty Ryan Feierabend. 7:10 pm FSN West, AM 830 KLAA.