Angels Game #130: LeBad

Angels
Watching this game was perhaps worse than getting a root canal.  It was painful in almost every way.  These games happen.  Not very often but they do.  It's certainly not the end of the word for the Angels but it sure was ugly.  I wasn't even looking at the TV when Stanton hit his 3 run blast and as soon as I heard the crack of the bat I knew it was gone.  Damn that was loud! The Good: Eric Aybar continues to light it up.  He almost single handedly was the Angels offense last night. Aybar now has 5 multi hit games in a row and is riding a 10 game hitting streak. Kole Calhoun continues to be clutch and drove in the Angels only run with a 2…
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Wade LeBlanc to replace Richards

Angels, pitching
It's official.  Garrett Richards will be out 6-9 months with a torn patellar tendon.  He will undergo surgery next week.  BEST case scenario is he could get a start at the end of spring training 2015.  Worst case is he'll return just after All Star Break. Brennan Boesch was sent down to AAA Wednesday in anticipation of pitching moves.  Today it was announced that Cam Bedrosian would rejoin the Angels and Left hander Wade LeBlanc would be called up to replace Richards in the rotation. As previously mentioned here and here, I hate noted LeBlanc as a possible call up for the Halos.  LeBlanc is expected to start Monday against the Marlins.
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Angels Lose an Ace

Angels, pitching
Everyone knows an Ace in your hand makes your odds go up.  An Ace in your hand is more likely to beat a ten.  However, it's not just one card that makes the hand - it takes 5.  In this case it takes 9 (at a given time) on the field to a win a baseball game. If you are like me, you cringed when you saw the Angels Ace go down last night in the second inning.  Seeing Richards lay there on the ground in pain made me a bit sick to my stomach.  Having had a knee injury myself and seeing many around me, I know that even a minor injury takes you out a few week.  Being in that much pain most likely equals an ending to…
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