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Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Game 148/162

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Trammel at Scioscia

Official Game Thread

Colon (their's, not our's) vs. Santana (our's, not Arista's)

I'm going to the game tonight ... first time in person in almost a month ... so the game thread is up early

This is a good Angel team, a flawed and more tragic version of the 2004 AL West Champions ... perhaps their lower lows will balance with higher highs

This is a deeper team ... Izturis instead of Amezaga ... Rivera instead of DaVanon ... Byrd instead of Sele ... Escobar instead of Weber ... Santana instead of Ortiz ... Quinlan instead of Halter.

What the 2005 Angels lack in power of an absent Glaus and Guillen (which was supposed to be allayed by McPherson and Finley), it makes up for in suffocating other offenses ... even Vlad's three singles last night put him squarely with the team instead of as the team.

Let's win this thing.

My Runs/Hits Picks: LAA: 11/19 DET: 3/7

Random i-tunes lyrics:

May you build a ladder to the stars
and climb on every rung
May you stay forever young.