Jeff Mathis and Angels get their must-have (Game 3 ALCS)

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Many are talking about Mo Rivera’s spitter and Joe Girardi’s decision to yank Dave Robertson for Alfredo Aceves. But if you watched game 3 of the ALCS last night, you can throw all percentages and decisions out the window. You just knew heading into the bottom of the 11th inning that the Angels were going to win the ballgame for their fallen teammate. We had the feeling, we tweeted it. That Vladimir Guerrero home run that tied the game at three could easily go down as his greatest of his future Hall of Fame career; it was without a doubt one of the biggest in Angels franchise history. Seems like we’re seeing our fair share of legendary home runs by these two teams.

This is a very good team who wasn’t ready to simply cash in their chips and head home. You knew they’d steal at least a few games in this series; at least we did. When Jeff Mathis launched that rocket double off the left center field wall to score the winning run, we weren’t the least bit surprised.

The Yankees are indeed mighty, but they’re not nearly mighty enough to sweep this Angels team. Sets up an awfully big game tonight doesn’t it?