Where was this defense when we needed it?
Angels leading the A's 4-0 after back to back great defensive plays - Maicer Izturis staying with a grounder that Frank Thomas just killed - I'm glad I wasn't playing 3B there - and Howie Kendrick grabbing another hard ground ball headed down the 1B line.
Earlier Tommy Murphy made a nice sliding catch in right. Tim Salmon gets an RBI single (still waiting on HR #300) and then tags and moves to 2nd on a deep fly to right.
We're a better team than the one we're playing. We can absolutely beat these guys. Not to say they didn't earn the AL West - they did, and the Angels can only blame themselves with the mistake prone ball they played for much of the year.
I'm looking forward to 2007 though. Maybe next year the Mariners won't misplace their testicles when they play the A's.