Game 27: Royals-Angels …

Royals (14-12)

Lorenzo Cain, CF
Alcides Escobar, SS
Eric Hosmer, 1B
Jeff Francoeur, RF
Mike Moustakas, 3B
Yuniesky Betancourt, 2B
Mitch Maier, DH
Jason Bourgeois, LF
Humbero Quintero, C
SP: LH Everett Teaford

Angels (15-10-1)

Erick Aybar, SS
Howie Kendrick, 2B
Albert Pujols, 1B
Torii Hunter, RF
Vernon Wells, LF
Kendrys Morales, DH
Mark Trumbo, 3B
Hank Conger, C
Peter Bourjos
SP: RH Eric Hurley

Also pitching: Scott Downs, Jason Isringhausen, Jordan Walden

Some notes from this morning …

  • Francisco Rodriguez was sent down to Minor League camp. Here’s what Mike Scioscia said of the decision: “In some ways, his stuff really plays in the big leagues. He’s got a terrific arm. I think he has a better understanding of what he needs to do, as far as what his stuff is and how he’s going to get hitters out. Hopefully, he’s going to progress with that on the other side and become the consistent Major League pitcher he can because his stuff – if you grade out his stuff, and he’s shown glimpses of it in the big leagues at times, there’s no doubt he can be part of a championship-caliber bullpen.”
  • Bobby Abreu had what Scioscia called a mental day off and is going to go down to Minor League camp to work on some things.
  • Mark Trumbo‘s ceiling at third base may no longer be 40 days. It seems to keep growing. As for what that means for Alberto Callaspo and Maicer Izturis: “They’re going to get their at-bats,” Scioscia stresses. … “I think we’re comfortable we’re going to give them enough to contribute. Maybe not what they’ve gotten in the past … but these guys are going to play enough to contribute, that’s for sure. Nobody’s going to sit on our bench for 10 days.”
  • After today, we’ll find out if Isringhausen is making the team or going home. The Angels have to pay him $100,000 to keep him on the roster tomorrow.

Some links from Wednesday …

Some AL West links …

And the Heat have a big game against the Mavericks tonight. But right now, they’re more worried about themselves.

Alden

1 Comment

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