Sunday, April 29, 2012

MLB Sunday

(9-2 +8,820 units)
Missed Saturday post.  Saturday post are very difficult because it lands after Friday. One's mind may not be as clear as it should be. At least you know I put some effort into my workmanship.

Anaheim Angels at Cleveland Indians

Dan Haren goes 8 innings to stop the bleeding in Cleveland. Angels off to one of their worst start in years are 7-14. Working off a rare win Ervin Santana will take the mound. He did shut down the Indians on last season's visit, but this is not the same Santana.
2012 edition Ervin Santana with 4 games started has yet to pitch a quality outing. His last start, opposing Tampa Rays & David Price, gave up 8 hits 5 runs and very disturbing 4 home runs. That makes 4 games in a row with multiple long balls given up by Santana. Along with Ervin's decline his team has recorded 0 runs in his last 3 starts. He needs to Pitch quality and Angels need runs both sounding like a tall order right now against Derek Lowe (Lowe & Gomez are the top money pitchers for the Indians). Tribe kept it close yesterday and the day before, but that was facing Weaver & Haren. Lowe has been quality and his 2 home starts boasts 0.69 ERA & 1.16 WHIP. Lowe is inducing grounders and slumping Angels line up will have tough time scoring again. Indian bats are quiet too and considered UNDER 8.5, but Ervin might not help. Going Indians at home, although home has not been as friendly as the road Angels are bad home & away. So Lowe to dampen thing for the visiting Angels. The Indians are leading AL Central and Angels are in the dark, in the basement, looking for the stairway to AL West.

CLEVELAND INDIANS -110 for 1 unit(W)

How did you like that one! How many runs for the Angels? 0 and Indians 4. Santana pitched a good game, but Lowe looked like he was going to finish that one. Chris Perez shut the door in the 9th with 15 pitches, did you see him eat up Albert Pujois?,  and man oh man! Santana gets another 0 run from his mates.

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