Panther of the Game: Jon Garland
Garland recovered from a lousy (and then lucky) first inning to pitch a 7-inning gem.
Torii Hunter did not take any sheet from a Pudge-Rod elbow shank to the ribs and Gary Matthews was the first one out of the dugout to defend him (with Lackey as a fearless backup) and Vladdy is starting to heat up at just the right time.
You may now Get Excited about this wonderful asskicking in Los Angeles of Anaheim tonight!
WITH THIS 12-1 VICTORY OVER THE YANKEES, THE MAGIC NUMBER IS TWO!