Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Angels Make Big Deadline Deals

The Angels surprised everyone today by trading Gary Matthews Jr., Maicer Izturis, and Orlando Cabrera for guys who can hit home runs. Unfortunately, they didn't have time to get the uniforms stitched, because the new guys were still wearing the old uniforms, but they were clearly different players, as they helped the Angels hit as many homers in this game as they had hit in practically the entire month of July leading up to it.

Monday, July 30, 2007

Man, it's been a while

Big three game sweep over the Tigers this weekend. Tack those onto the win over Oakland last week and the Angels find themselves on a short four game winning streak. It may not be much, but it's the first sign of things turning around that the Angels have had in a while. They even hit two whole home runs in one game the other day!

The bats really came alive, and whether that's more the fault of the Tigers' pitching staff, it really doesn't matter. Sometimes you need some layups to build confidence, and that's what the Angels got over the weekend. Now it's on to Seattle where they can either create some breathing room, or let the Mariners climb right back into the race. It's a cliche, but it's definitely gut check time.