"Again with the @#$% ing Angels." - DustinPedroia aka Keebler Elf, Pinstripe AlleyAngels 14, New York 8
As you've all read hundreds of times be now, I started watching baseball because I couldn't stand idiot Red Sox fans. Well, the Angels still can't beat the Red Sox, but destroying New York's AL team for the last decade has been a happy substitute.
Jered Weaver had a weird line score today. 6 innings, 4 hits, 4 runs (3 earned), 2 walks, and 9 strikeouts. 2 of those hits went over the fence, and thus proceeds the expected regression of Weaver's freakishly low HR/FB rate. Weaver's always been a flyball pitcher, and most flyball pitchers live and die by the homer. Jered avoided letting any fly over the fence over his first few starts but has given up 12 since then. Luckily, his career HR/FB rate is right around his season total, so I don't expect the high rate of four-baggers to continue any longer than I expected his homerless streak to last.
Beyond pitching, you've gotta love seeing Wood in the lineup, going 1-3 with a walk(!) and a two-run homer to right. We can only hope Scioscia was paying attention and decides to leave him in for 4 or 5 games a week. The ESPN Mobile writeup referred to him as a "perennial prospect." Please shoot me.
Kendry Morales continued his hitting streak with a double in the eighth, and Mike Napoli went 2-4 with 3 RBI, including a long homer to left in the seventh. The offense this afternoon was clearly not an issue.