LAst Night's Action: Angels Soaked in Cleveland
Cleveland Indians defeat LA Angels 9-5. What in the world has happened to Angel starter Dan Haren? For a fifth consecutive start he gave up four or more runs.
It was death by paper cut for Haren. Shin-Soo Choo led off the bottom of the first with a triple and scored on a Jason Kipnis single. A Shelley Duncan sacrifice fly and and Jack Hannahan double scored two in the second. Shelley Duncan hit a solo homer in the fourth.
The Angels kept it together and took a 5-4 lead in the fifth on a throwing error by third baseman Hannahan and two-run homers by Mike Trout and Albert Pujols.
But Haren and reliever Hisanori Takahashi aided by Pujols' throwing error gave the lead right back to the Tribe. LaTroy Hawkins and Jordan Walden each gave up a run in relief. No relief was the one hour, 41 minute rain delay in the ninth inning.
LA Dodgers defeat Cincinnati Reds 3-1. James Loney hitting, a suicide squeeze (sort of) and Chris Capuano. Oh my!
Lakers Update. After signing guard Darius Morris to a qualifying offer reportedly worth just over $900,000, the rumor mill was running wild with for the Lakers.
Word came from Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski that the Orlando Magic were keying in on Andrew Bynum in a trade deal for Dwight Howard. This despite Howard's insistence on being traded to the Brooklyn Nets.
Both the Lakers and Magic would want assurances from both players that they would sign long-term deals after their current deals expire at the end of this season.
On Tuesday evening, NBA.com's David Aldridge reported that the Lakers have quietly entered into the conversation to nab free agent point guard Steve Nash. The 38-year old has been wooed by the Toronto Raptors and New York Knicks.
According to Aldridge, with the Lakers over the salary cap they can either offer Nash an exception at just north of $3 million or do a sign-and-trade with the Phoenix Suns.
However the Dallas Mavericks could also show interest in Nash since they just lost out on Deron Williams who opted to remain with the Nets.
Kings Development Camp. The Kings will host their annual Development Camp at their practice facilities at the Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo. The camp starts on Friday and will go through Tuesday. All practices are open to the public for free.
The players are separated into two groups: forwards and defensemen/goalies. One group will practice at 8 a.m., the other will practice at 9:40 a.m. and both will practice at 3:15 p.m.
The camp roster includes players both in the system, players who have been drafted but not yet signed and other non-roster invitees. The tentative roster is as follows:
Andy Andreoff - third round (80th overall) in 2011
Rob Czarnik - third round (63rd overall) in 2008
Nic Dowd - seventh round (198th overall) in 2009
Barclay Goodrow - camp invitee
Tomas Hyka - sixth round (171st overall) in 2012
Joel Lowry - fifth round (140th overall) in 2011
Michael Mersch - fourth round (110th overall) in 2011
Brian O’Neill - undrafted
Tanner Pearson - first round (30th overall) in 2012
Nikolay Prokhorkin - fourth round (121st overall) in 2012
Michael Schumacher - seventh round (200th overall) in 2011
Nick Shore - third round (82nd overall) in 2011
Tyler Toffoli - second round (47th overall) in 2010
Linden Vey - fourth round (96th overall) in 2009
Jordan Weal - third round (70th overall) in 2010
Nicolas Deslauriers - third round (84th overall) in 2009
Nick Ebert - seventh round (211th overall) in 2012
Derek Forbort - first round (15th overall) in 2010
Kevin Gravel - fifth round (148th overall) in 2010
Paul LaDue - sixth round (181st overall) in 2012
Kurtis MacDermid - camp invitee
Marcus McIvor - camp invitee
Colin Miller - fifth round (151st overall) in 2012
Alex Roach - undrafted
Jean-Francois Berube - fourth round (95th overall) in 2009
Chris Gibson - second round (49th overall) in 2011
LA Angels at Cleveland Indians. 1:05 p.m. FSWest, AM 830 KLAA.
Cincinnati Reds at LA Dodgers. 6:10 p.m. Prime Ticket, AM 570 KLAC.
Philadelphia Union at LA Galaxy. 7:30 p.m. KDOC.