Question of the Day, 9/10 …

Where’s Jordan Walden? Hurt or just low on the totem pole? — @cheezitrain

This question came just before Walden made only his second appearance of the month on Monday, pitching a scoreless ninth inning in the eventual 3-1 loss. Crazy when you consider he began the year as the Angels’ closer. But Walden has been buried, in part because of his injury/struggles and in part because other guys have stepped up. If I were making power rankings of the Angels’ relievers, with regards to Mike Scioscia‘s usage, I’d list Walden seventh, behind Ernesto Frieri, Scott Downs, Kevin Jepsen, Garrett Richards, Nick Maronde and LaTroy Hawkins. But that can change.



With regards to Scioscia’s usage, he’d be behind Izzy unfortunately. He should be ahead of LaTroy as well.

By ahead of LaTroy as well, I mean he is a better pitcher than him, and I would rank him six in effectiveness.

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