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Tag:James Shields
Posted on: May 12, 2008 6:40 pm
 

Scuffling

No sooner did I hit the "enter" key on a previous blog post singing the praises of the Angels success on the road then they go and get swept in Tampa Bay by the Rays. Timing, as they say, is everything. The Halos have now lost four straight, and to say they have been offensively inept is an understatement of colossal proportions. James Shields, Scott Kazmir and few of the Rays bullpeners, including ex-Angel Troy Percival, held them scoreless for the first two games of the series, and really, the Angels didn't even come close to anything resembling a rally. This, along with the two Lakers losses in Utah (home to more white people than anywhere in the world) made my "sports weekend" less than enjoyable. Throw in the fact that both my fantasy teams got utterly destroyed, and I found myself looking for excuses not to watch television or use the computer -- two of my favorite pastimes. Not my favorite weekend ever.

Well, hopefully some home cooking can get the boys right. We have four games against the Pale Hose starting tonight and then the Trolley Dodgers head South to renew the Freeway Series rivalry over the weekend. The team needs youngster Nick Adenhart to step up big time in his third big league start tonight and play the role of stopper, as in losing streak stopper. Good news, Lackey is back and will make a start Wednesday, I believe. Other youngsters that need to step up include Brandon Wood and Sean Rodriguez.

Here's hoping for more than 3 or 4 hits...

 
 
 
 
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