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Jeff Mathis, Jered Weaver Doom Rangers, Angels Win Series Opener

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Final Score in Los Angeles of Anaheim: Angels 9, Rangers 4

The Angels welcomed the Texas Rangers into a baseball park without a hot air jetstream blowing out to centerfield and guess what happened? Lotta Ranger flyballs caught. When Starting Pitcher Jered Weaver doesn't get squeezed at the plate... guess what happened? NINE Rangers struck out.

But I bet you can't guess what happened when Scrubby McDefense, aka Jeff Mathis, came up with two on and two out with the Angels down by two runs. The Irvine Stud Plantation himself hit a three run bomb, that is what happened. I sheet you not.

After 81 games, exactly halfway thru the 2009 season, the Angels have sole possession of First Place. They loooked unstoppable tonight.

The great Ranger pitcher Kevn Millwood looked like mildew, allowing 9 runs on 9 hits with 3 walks and ... of course worst of all... that homerun to Mighty Mathis. Millwood's All Star snub looked a little more reasonable just as Weaver's looks unthinkable. But Josh The BItch Beckett has to get his Bahstin stroke from the mainstream media so MLB put chimpunk-cheeks in St. Luis next Tuesday with the Weave just sittin' at the beach for a few days.

Don't look now but the Angels had 5 guys in their starting lineup natting over .300 and a red hot Vlad Guerrero is up to .291 ... and meanwhile Chone Figgins is the bubble candidate for your All-Star vote. As Torii Hunter said after the game: Get on that internet and vote 25 times!



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