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Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Game 113/162

YOUR Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim versus the Kansas City Athletics of Oakland, Philadelphia

Official Game Thread for your comments, questions, predictions and socializing

Game 2 of a 3 game series, 7:05 p.m. start in Oakland, California

Ervin Santana, RHP (6-5, 4.91) faces Barry Zito, LHP (11-8, 3.65)

One of the interesting phenomena that the Moneyball philosphy preaches is the dismantling of the old cliches of the game. And yet, after yesterday's trouncing, its advocates are talking about veteran leadership in the Angels, the need for the A's to rely on their great clubhouse chemistry, and the lack of clutch hitting robbing them of opportunities to get back in the game. Talk about abandoned love...

My Runs-n-Hits picks: LAA: 5/10, OAK: 1/7

Random music selection from my ipod for tonight's game:
Far From Me by John Prine

And the sky is black and still now
on the hill where the angels sing
Ain't it funny how an old broken bottle
looks just like a diamond ring