This picture does not make me happy. Not because of the sheer anticipation of seeing Jarrod Washburn pitch, but because I have a 7:30 flight out of here, and that could be in jeopardy. And that would be beyond inconvenient for me.
You know what else is inconvenient -- how bad the Kansas City Royals are playing. They have a 6-2 lead on the Angels and then choke it away in the late innings, using four different pitchers in a five-run eighth inning. Then again this a team that did trade for Yuniesky Betancourt ... on purpose. But if you ask their GM Dayton Moore, he believes they're on the "right track" for long term success. Apparently Moore has been watching a few too many Tony Robbins videos at night, but at least he got a snuggie and a shamwow as well.
I don't know what to think about the Angels right now, they keep winning games behind the stellar hitting of Erick Aybar, Maicier Izturis and Mike Napoli.
And apparently, the team I thought was the best in the American League - the Boston Red Sox - apparently can't beat the Texas Rangers. Texas swept the Red Sox, knocking Boston out of the AL East lead and keeping pace with the Angels.
So here's the standings....
Angels 55-38 .591 ----
Rangers 52-41 .559 3.0
Mariners 50-44 .532 5.5
A's 40-53 .430 15.0
I was perusing the Detroit Free press and John Lowe's game story
When I came across this quote.
"This is not an ordinary pitcher," Tigers manager Jim Leyland said. "This guy is one of the best in baseball. It still frustrates you a little bit, but not as much as if it had been an ordinary pitcher.
You said it Jim.