Random Thoughts on the Angels
- Brandon Wood is in the lineup today, has two hits and a walk. The only players in the park wearing number 3: Brandon Wood and Babe Ruth's statue.
- Mark Teixiera came into the game hitting 189/358/351 and is 0-4. Kendry Morales came into the game at 269/313/500 and has added a single and homer. Don't expect that to continue, but so far the Angels are better off losing out on Tex, especially since they probably would not have signed Bobby Abreu if Tex took Arte's money. They also may not have had the budget for Brian Fuentes, which might have been a good thing, but the rest of the bullpen hasn't been any better.
- After Matt Palmer pitched 6+ strong innings, the cameras cut to see him watching from the dugout, wearing his wedding ring on his left finger. The Yankee announcers muse about whether having that on the field is illegal. The obvious implication is that no minor league vet can shut down the Yankee offense unless he's scuffing the ball.