Daily Archives: July 4, 2014
How All Of The Angels Hitters Were Acquired:
By Chuck Booth (Lead Baseball Analyst/Website Owner): Follow @chuckbooth3024
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Here at the MLB Reports we have taken a hard line at how the Angels have conducted business for the last several years.
From Sully (our lead Audio Personality and creator of “Sullymetrics”), to our ‘chief writer’ Hunter Stokes, to even myself at certain times – we have poured cold water on their efforts in assembling this current team.
I maybe the less culpable of the three, as I did predict this club to win the 2012 World Series, however one thing we all agreed on was Mike Scioscia‘s crazy insistence on batting Raul Ibanez 4th when he was so brutal for the team.
The fact they signed him wasn’t very great either, when Kendrys Morales would have fit the bill perfectly.
Among the observations we had, was criticizing GM Jerry DiPoto for some of his moves since taking over as GM of the club in late 2011.
A litany of poor roster decisions was part of the problem.
Did Max Scherzer make a mistake turning down the big contract by the Tigers? And what is the risk of signing an ace?
WFAN’s Jason Keidel and I talk about that and go on a few other tangents on today’s episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.
Zack Greinke pitched 8 innings, allowing 2 runs, only one being earned and striking out 8 in Coors Field, earning Los Angeles’ 3-2 victory against Colorado.
Max Scherzer threw 2 hit ball over 8 innings, walking just one, beating the Rays 8-1 in Detroit.
David Peralta went 3 for 4 with a homer and 4 RBI as the Diamondbacks crushed the Pirates, 10-2.
Steve Pearce slugged the Orioles into a first place tie with his 4-5 performance, including a pair of doubles and runs batted in, topping Texas 5-2.
They owned baseball on July 3, 2014.
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MLB Scheduling 2014
Day + Date Away and Home, Times Start In EST
Monday, July.07/2014 (14 Games)
1. Braves @ Mets 7:10
2. Orioles @ Nationals 7:05 (Interleague)
3. White Sox @ Red Sox 7:10
4. Cubs @ Reds 7:10
5. Astros @ Rangers 8:05
6. Royals @ Rays 7:10
7. Yankees @ Indians 7:05
8. Pirates @ Cardinals 8:15
9. Blue Jays @ Angels 10:05
- Phillies @ Brewers 8:10
Padres @ Rockies 8:40
Marlins @ D-Backs 9:40
Twins @ Mariners 10:10
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