Last night’s game was a good one. Angels jump all over A.J. Burnett in the first inning and you figure they’re going to cruise leading 4-0 into the 7th inning. The Yankees show their meddle by battling back for 6-runs after John lackey got pulled in that seventh. Did you see Lackey say “c’mon Scioscia, this is mine!” pleading with his manager to stay in the game? Lackey was correct as Darren Oliver came in and proceeded to get his tits lit.
But the Angels battled back, and Vladimir Guerrero singled off Phil Hughes to tie the game at 6. Then Kendry Morales ripped a single into right and the Angels had a lead they’d never squander.
Horrible move by Mike Scioscia in the top of the 9th. Two guys out, A-Rod walking to the plate and your closer on the bump. You’re up a run. You intentionally walk Alex Rodriguez and bring the go-ahead run to the plate? Now why would you do that? I don’t care who is up there, that’s asking for trouble, and it almost cost the Angels the lead. It was a terrible move that luckily didn’t cost the Angels their season.