Staying loyal to slumping players may pan out better for real-life MLB managers than for fantasy owners, so think long and hard about keeping your favorite player in the lineup while he’s going through an 0-for-28 slump at the plate. Those at-bats can really hurt your team down the stretch.
Carson Smith gave up a game-winning double to Johnny Giavotella in a 4-3 loss Wednesday, after the Mariners scratched across a run in the top half with pinch-hitter Dustin Ackley’s sacrifice fly against Angels closer Huston Street.
The Detroit Tigers and Los Angeles Angels each find themselves in an 0-2 hole. Can either team recover?
It’s down to the Baltimore Orioles, Detroit Tigers, Kansas City Royals and Los Angeles Angels in the American League as the Division Series begin.
C.J. Wilson and two relievers combined on a one-hitter, and the Angels clinched the AL West about an hour after their 5-0 victory over Seattle on Wednesday night.
Riding that fastball carrying a little more zip, Felix Hernandez took a shutout bid into the ninth inning as the Mariners beat the Los Angeles Angels 3-1 on Wednesday night.
The Seattle Mariners could pull off something they haven’t done since June 11, 2006: sweep the Angels in Anaheim.
Brad Miller hit two homers, Erasmo Ramirez pitched seven innings of six-hit ball, and the Mariners beat Los Angeles 8-3 Tuesday night for their second win of the season.
Erasmo Ramirez just saw what his offense is capable of after viewing a ten-run win against a good Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim pitching staff. Ramirez also has a lifetime 2.41 ERA in three starts over the American League West rival.
Mike Trout scored on Saunders’ first wild pitch of the season, leading the Angels to a 1-0 victory over the Mariners on Wednesday night.