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Apr 2, 2012; Anaheim, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers designated hitter Adam Kennedy before the game against the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE
Apr 2, 2012; Anaheim, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers designated hitter Adam Kennedy before the game against the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE

Final Score in Anaheim: Angels 12, Dodgers 3... The Angels beat the Dodgers an hour ago but Fox Sports West broadcast a Clippers Game and then had the Freeway Series on an hour delay, making for an excitingly chaotic game thread here. I spent the hours editing this epilogue to the 2012 Cactus League...

Kole Calhoun had a 2 RBI double, Mark Trumbo made up for sloppy plat in the field with a 3 run HR and Dan Haren struck out 5 pitching into the sixth and allowed only one earned run.

The biggest controversy now facing the Angels is what to do with Jason Isringhausen, the veteran gascan who tanked again, Exxon Valdez style. By keeping him on the roster the Angels are into him for $650K, money they could have given the Indians to take Bobby Abreu in the recent failed trade. Abreu at least had two walks in the game, Isringnuthin had a terrible two-thirds of an inning with hard hit balls and body language that rivaled body odor.

But the joke is on the Dodgers, who have a big mountain to climb to .500 if Monday's squad is indicative of what they are rolling out up above Chinatown in Downtown L.A. this season.