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LAst Night's Action: Angels Squeak Right Through

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LA Angels defeat Kansas City Royals 2-1. Royals pitching confounded the Angels most of the night. Instead of seeing Gil Meche who had to be scratched because of shoulder fatigue, they got Robinson Tejada. With one out in the first inning, Maicer Izturis hit a single. From there Tejada retired the following 15 batters. Finally in the eighth inning Vladimir Guerrero came through on a bases loaded single that scored two. Jered Weaver kept the affair close only giving up one run in the fourth inning. He went seven innings giving up nine hits and an intentional walk with six strikeouts.

San Diego Padres defeat LA Dodgers 2-0. Read my recap.

Notable Notes

  • The Wall Street Journal did a survey of play-by-play announcers of every MLB team and found that our very own Vin Scully was the chattiest at 143.51 words per minute. However an asterisk needs to be put on Scully since he’s the only broadcaster who works solo. Other chatty cathys who gabbed over 100 words per minute are Dan McLaughlin for the St. Louis Cardinals (109.93), Bob Carpenter of the Washington Natinals (102.33), George Grande of the Cincinnati Reds (102.06) and Darren Sutton of the Arizona Diamondbacks (100.36). The least chatty are Duane Kuiper of the San Francisco Giants (55.44) and Mark Neely of the San Diego Padres (61.64). Steve Physioc of the Angels was sixth to last at 68.24, but color man Rex Hudler most likely more than made up for Physioc’s relative taciturn nature.
  • Houston Astros first baseman Aaron Fucking Boone, as he is known in that hole of a city called Boston, called a press conference on March 18 to announce he was undergoing open heart surgery to repair a valve in his heart that was threatening his aorta. The 36 year old was not expected to play at all much less this season. However after undergoing surgery on March 26, he made it on the field on Thursday and became the first Major League player to play in a game after open-heart surgery.
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    A little graphic our own Adam Rose uploaded on Twitpic.
    Everyone by now knows about Oregon Ducks running back LeGarrette Blount being suspended for the rest of the season after punching Boise State Broncos defensive end Byron Hout after the Bronco's 19-8 victory over the Ducks. I do commend the folks at Oregon for suspending Blount as they should have, however why is Hout getting away with instigating this whole nonsense? Not only was he talking shit and bumped Blount on the shoulder, as you can see on the lovely graphic on the right courtesy our own Adam Rose, Hout bears a striking resemblance to Spencer Pratt. The Fat Pratt if you will. Yes what Blount did was wrong. But a little part of me was happy to see Fat Pratt get smacked up a little.

Tonight’s Action

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San Jose State Spartans at #4 USC Trojans. 12:30 pm FSWest, AM 710 KSPN.

San Diego State Aztecs at UCLA Bruins. 4:30 pm FSWest, AM 570 KLAC.

LA Angels at Kansas City Royals. John Lackey vs. Zack Greinke. 4:10 pm KCOP 13, AM 830 KLAA/AM 980 KFWB.

San Diego Padres at LA Dodgers. Mat Latos vs. Randy Wolf. 7:10 pm FS Prime Ticket, AM 790 KABC.