Unfortunately, I’m not talking about the Mariners, though they’ve won every game after the break that Garrett Olson didn’t start. So with him out the rotation, they should be money.
No the “these guys” I was referring to is the Los Angeles Angels, who won yet again, this time scoring two runs in the ninth off of all-star closer Joe Nathan and later beating the Minnesota Twins in the 10th inning.
It was the Angels’ 31st comeback victory of the season – the most in the majors.
Perhaps, David Aardsma put it best today following the Mariners win in Detroit.
“We just need the Angels to lose, Aardsma said. “We feel like we win they win, and when we lose they win. It feels like they can’t lose a game to save our lives. That’s all we can do is keep playing and when we get a chance to face them, take advantage of it.”
Think about this, the Mariners were four games back at the all star break. They went 5-2 out of the break and still managed to lose 1.5 games in the standings
Oh this should make Mariners fans pleased, but owner Arte Moreno said that they are interested in acquiring an ace. Los Angeles has already inquired about Arizona’s Dan Haren, and will are in the middle of the Roy Halladay sweepstakes, and now they may target Cliff Lee.
Here’s the standings as of tonight …
AL WEST W-L PCT GB L10
LA Angels 56-38 .596 – 9-1
Texas 52-41 .559 3.5 5-5
Seattle 51-44 .537 5.5 7-3
Oakland 40-54 .426 16 5-5