Have you ever seen the movie Scanners? It’s an early 80’s movie about a group of people who have telekinetic powers and can explode heads at will…..
Our bullpen has sort of the same effect on me. Everytime Scioscia makes a call to the bullpen, the buzzing starts, followed by a headache, and by the time Kevin Jepsen or Jose Arredondo have giving up 4 runs I feel like my head is gonna explode.
So whats the best remedy for our bullpen…SCORE MORE RUNS!!!!!
As a result, interleague play couldnt have came at a better time. We took 2 of 3 from the Dodgers early in the season and last weekend we played the Padres, followed by series against the Giants, Dodgers (at home), Rockies and the Diamondbacks. And since it began we have the best interleague record of any team.
The Padres series was evidence of how dominant we are against the National League, outscoring San Diego 27-6 in the three games and hitting 9 home runs, highlighted by Torii Hunter’s hat trick on Saturday night. Can we just hand him the AL MVP right now?
Almost as impressive, Jered Weaver closed out the series with his first career shutout and third complete game of the season (9 innings, 0 runs, 5 K). Despite the strong start of Zack Greinke, Weaver has become the most dominant pitcher in the AL the last month or so and is definitely a Cy Young contender.
So with this nice little 4-game winning streak we find ourselves only 2 games out of first place and with plenty of time to catch up. However, the Angels MO this season has been inconsistency so I remain guardedly optimistic, but with Lackey and Santana back and a hot offense, this is the perfect time to make a move and reclaim first place,