Game 12: Athletics-Angels …

Athletics (5-7)

Jemile Weeks, 2B
Cliff Pennington, SS
Josh Reddick, RF
Yoenis Cespedes, CF
Seth Smith, DH
Jonny Gomes, LF
Daric Barton, 1B
Kurt Suzuki, C
Eric Sogard, 3B

Pitching: RH Bartolo Colon (2-1, 3.72 ERA)

Angels (4-7)

Bobby Abreu, LF
Howie Kendrick, 2B
Albert Pujols, 1B
Kendrys Morales, DH
Torii Hunter, RF
Vernon Wells, CF
Maicer Izturis, SS
Alberto Callaspo, 3B
Bobby Wilson, C

Pitching: RH Ervin Santana (0-2, 7.71 ERA)

Some pregame notes …

  • The Angels and Erick Aybar have come to terms on a four-year extension
  • Mark Trumbo (.375 BA, 2 HRs) is out of the lineup today because he’s sick. The Angels will face back-to-back lefty starters in the next two days, so he’ll likely be in the lineup then. But he’s been out of it the last three days.
  • Bobby Cassevah (shoulder inflammation) will get in back-to-back rehab games at Class A on Friday and Saturday. If that goes well, he could be activated from the disabled list.
  • This is Abreu’s first start at the leadoff spot since Aug. 28, 2010. In 49 career starts there, he has batted .286 with nine homers.
  • Angels manager Mike Scioscia, on why Kevin Jepsen isn’t translating his electric stuff to on-field success: “I think it’s repeating a pitch. There’s no doubt his stuff is closer stuff, but you have to be able to repeat the delivery. He’s got the power two-seamer, the power four-seamer – he’s got to be able to throw it in a descent zone more often than he does.”

Some links from Tuesday …

Some AL West links …

And with the playoffs looming, resting is a priority for the Heat’s stars.



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