Game 101: Angels-Athletics …

Angels (48-52)

LAA2J.B. Shuck, LF
Mike Trout, CF
Albert Pujols, DH
Josh Hamilton, RF
Mark Trumbo, 1B
Alberto Callaspo, 3B
Erick Aybar, SS
Hank Conger, C
Tommy Field, 2B

SP: RH Jerome Williams (5-6, 4.73 ERA)

Athletics (59-43)

Athletics logoCoco Crisp, CF
Jed Lowrie, SS
Josh Donaldson, 3B
Brendan Moss, 1B
Yoenis Cespedes, LF
Josh Reddick, RF
Seth Smith, DH
Stephen Vogt, C
Eric Sogard, 2B

SP: RH Bartolo Colon (13-3, 2.52 ERA)

  • Howie Kendrick had a day off, but the Angels’ second baseman said he’s fine and Mike Scioscia said he’s just giving him a break. “He’s been playing a lot,” Scioscia said. “He’ll be back in there tomorrow.”
  • Dane De La Rosa has become an overnight sensation after saving a pigeon. He gained about 300 more Twitter followers and was mentioned on SportsCenter, Sports Nation and Deadspin. Initially, he thought it was a rat. “It just was not trying to fly at all. I didn’t want to cause a pitching delay in the outfield, so I just grabbed it. It was obviously trying to get somewhere.” So he walked out to the player’s parking lot and dropped it off. He said goodbye. And he named it Randy. But not after Randy Johnson, who famously did this. “He just looked like a Randy,” De La Rosa said.
  • The Bay Bridge was closed this afternoon because a suspicious package was found, and those who didn’t take the early bus were forced to ride B.A.R.T., the public transportation from San Francisco to Oakland. That included Josh Hamilton, who rode with his accountability partner Shayne Kelley but went the entire ride without being recognized. “It’s the little things,” he said.
  • Infielder Brendan Harris, recently DFA’s by the Angels, signed a Minor League deal with the Yankees and will report to Triple-A. Clearly he saw a better chance to get playing time on an injury-riddled team.

Alden

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