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Wow, did that game suck, or what? In what looked like auditions for all of the scouts in the stands, Garrett Richards coughed up 4 runs to start the game, Kendrys Morales showed a total lack of patience at the plate (although he did adequately field his position for the N.L. guys in attendance), and the team's minor league trading chip had a dubious debut: Kansas City Royals at Los Angeles Angels - Jul 24, 2012 - CBSSports.com. "Jean Segura made his major league debut at SS for the Angels and struck out his first two times up before reaching on an error. He was promoted from Triple-A Salt Lake for infield depth after Erick Aybar fouled a ball off his right big toe in Saturday's loss against Texas."
Let's hope the rotations one consistent starter can keep it up: Royals-Angels Preview - Yahoo! Sports. "He (Jered Weaver) has won all six of his starts since returning from a stint on the disabled list June 20, posting a 1.51 ERA in that stretch. The right-hander, who finished second to Verlander in the AL Cy Young voting last year, is especially dominant at home, going 15-2 with a 1.46 ERA in 23 starts over the last two seasons. That includes a staggering 7-0 record and 0.67 ERA in eight games in 2012."
Why do I hear the "Jaws" theme music in the background? Angels' Wells closer to coming off DL and taking unknown role - Yahoo! Sports. "Wells went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run Tuesday night in his fifth game on a rehab assignment with Class AAA Salt Lake. Wells has gone 8-for-20 with a double, two home runs and three stolen bases in his first game action since tearing a ligament in his right thumb May 20." At least he's hitting...and checkout those limber legs he's showing off! Three stolen bases? Holy crap, Salt Lake may make the playoffs!
Mike Butcher can fix him: Can Josh Johnson Fix The Stretch? - FanGraphs Baseball. "To make matters worse, the most damage has come with runners already on — Johnson has allowed a .305 BABIP with the bases empty but a whopping .383 mark with runners on. The league typically allows more hits with runners on, but the league split is seven points higher with runners on, not well over 70."
Bud Selig thinks "Gomer Pyle" is still on the air and Lyndon Johnson is the current POTUS. Someone wipe the drool from grandpa's chin: Fans Want More Instant Replay But Does MLB Care? - FanGraphs Baseball. "Several times in the last two months, Commissioner Bud Selig publicly stated that "no one" is clamoring for more instant replay in baseball." Seriously, it'd take like 3 days to get the film developed so someone could review the play. We can't wait three days for instant replay review!
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