I was at the game tonight in section 535. While that may be far away, it turned out to be a good thing because the Angels stunk so bad. 3 hits. 3 effing hits off of Cliff Lee. Heads need to roll, I'm tired of this shit. Rev, I hope my language doesn't violate a board rule, if it does, please feel free to delete this diary.
Now, on to my complaints.
First of all, Mike Napoli must have nude photos of Scioscia with another woman. Otherwise, he should be in AAA. This guy is 4-21 (less than 20%) at throwing out base stealers, and is hitting .194 with 1 HR and 3 RBI. He's still in his slump from last year as far as I'm concerned. He needs his ass shipped back to Salt Lake or traded immediately. He hasn't made the adjustments. I want another look at Mathis in the bigs. He only had 40 at bats last year before being sent down. Let's see what he's learned in his stint down in AAA.
Secondly, I was hesitant to admit it, but Shea is a bust. He's this year's Steve Finley and coincidentally wears the same number Finley did. Can we retire the #12? Shea's had over 100 AB's without a HR. AND HE'S OUR DH FOR CRYING OUT LOUD. Trade him to KC for a punishment.
What's more pathetic is Quinlan hitting behind Vlad. This guy is making what, 6 figures to protect Vlad? Robb's good against lefties, but it's never a good idea to have him hit in the top 5 of the order unless we are out of the race by August.
Look at tonight's lineup. You could only make the argument for Vlad being at SF in July. Sure we are short GA, Rivera, and Izturis right now, but changes must be made. It's time to shop the farm for proven major league talent. DMac must go, let's get rid of Wood, Murphy, and Moseley while we still can get something for them.
By now, we should be at least 5 games ahead of piss poor Oakland and Seattle. Hatcher needs to go, and some trades, not callups/ send downs, need to occur.