Jeff Mathis is the benched Catcher batting so far below baseball's historic Mendoza Line that it might get renamed for the Florida native with alleged glove skills. Tonight he primped to watch a ball go over the fence but it fell five feet shirt and he settled for a double, plating two teammates. It has been like that for the Angels, left for dead a week ago and then making up 4.5 games in the standings with performances like tonight, the capper of a 6-3 homestand that saw them lose the first three to divisions leading Texas.
Jered Weaver started out almost sputtering but seemed to come to life with the early offensive support. He pitched 7 innings of 4-hit shutout baseball. Bobby Cassevah and Fernando Rodney finished out the blanking of Ozzie Guillen's Tragic Laundry.
Torii Hunter hit a solo HR, Erick Aybar had 3 RBI and Vernon Wells even contributed with a double and scored two runs. While the rival Rangers play the Red Sox tomorrow, the Angels travel to Arlington tomorrow on their offday for a three game set against Ron Washington's Unplugged Cattleprods.
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Panther of the Game
Jeff Mathis (105 votes)
Erick Aybar (28 votes)
Maybe the pitcher, whatever (441 votes)
574 total votes