Friday, July 21, 2006

Checking in....

Geez, it's been a while. Anyway, here's the story. 73 at Arcadia Bluffs. 85 in the State Am qualifier on Monday, so I picked the wrong day to play well. Also, in the qualifier, it was about a million degrees outside, and round about the 13th hole, I'm pretty sure I started hallucinating.

Anway, Nice post AS-break start for the Angels, sweeping Tampa, then taking two from Cleveland before dropping their last two. They're only a half game out, but the last two games have not been pretty, featuring lots of walks and errors. The schedule gets real tough, real quick, so they really need to make some hay over their next six games (3 in KC and 3 in Tampa) before heading to Boston. The two more crucial sets against Oakland and Texas.

The offense has looiked fairly shap lately, and Howie Kendrick is building a fan base. Vlad is swinging the bat pretty well, with the average up to about .320, but he's still not providing the power that a lot of us expected. And just when you though it was safe to watch them play defense, they look like Little Leaguers in Kansas City.

Honestly, I have no idea what the last two and a half months are going to bring. I can't discern any noticeable trend. They played terrific for a few weeks, then looked pathetic in their last two. Right now I'm just happy that I still care about the season at this point.

Anyway, Dubs tomorrow, followed by 36 in South Bend on Sunday, so it's another busy weekend.