LAst Night's Action: Angels Continue to Dominate Yanks
LA Angels defeat NY Yankees 5-2. While the Angels probably won't overtake the Yankees for the best record in the American League, they showed they can still dominate the bombers. Aside from solo home run shots from Alex Rodriguez and Hideki Matsui, Angels starter Joe Saunders kept the Yankees quiet through 8 1/3 innings. In fact the Yankees were 0-for-11 with runners on base. The Angels got to Yankees starter Andy Pettitte in the first inning with back-to-back RBI doubles by Vladimir Guerrero and Torii Hunter. At a 90-60 record, both the Angels and the Dodgers have identical records. If both teams make the playoffs it will mark just the third time both teams have played in October. They previously did this in 2004 and 2008.
- Kevin Baxter of the LA Times has been busy. He wrote an in depth piece on the problems with Dominican baseball. Baxter analyzes the three fronts of the investigation headed by MLB and FBI: steroids; document fraud; skimming and kickbacks. It's a very good read
- I guess it's not a joke. Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian are getting hitched on Sunday. And here I thought all the Dodgers beat writers were pulling a fast one on me in the clubhouse on Sunday.
LA Dodgers at Washington Nati(o)nals. Hiroki Kuroda vs. Livan Hernandez. 4:05 pm KCAL9, AM 790 KABC.
NY Yankees at LA Angels. Chad Gaudin (sans stupid chin goat beard) vs. Ervin Santana. 7:05 pm FSWest, AM 830 KLAA/AM 980 KFWB.