It was the best of times (Joel Pineiro and Scott Downs),
it was the worst of times (Jordan Walden and Fernando Rodney),
it was the age of wisdom (Maicer Izturis and Bobby Wilson),
it was the age of foolishness (Alberto Callaspo).
The worst possible team composition for any baseball fan must be one comprised of a strong rotation and defense that can hold down the opposition, just enough offense to overtake that opposition, and a horrendous bullpen to throw it all away at the end. Guess what? We got ourselves one of those tonight. Again.
RevHF reporting: Final Score in Oakland: the visiting Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim: 4, the hometown (by way of Kansas City and Philadelphia) Athletics 5 in 10 innings. The losing pitcher was Fernando Rodney. Angels closer Jordan Walden got a blown save for his 1 IP effort in the ninth inning. Unlike the extra-inning game in Boston that had a four-hour rain delay after four innings, this game started after a long rain delay and continued into extras. Oh and the Halos won in Fenway and lost on Monday night in Urloftheweek.com stadium.