which is going to be tough, especially because of the way he neutralizes the running game. This team can manufacture runs, though, and last night showed we do not play with fear. With a little better umpiring (Erstad being safe at first in the first instead of out, Jeter taking a called strike now and then), and little more calmness out of Spiezio, we wouldn't be talking about managerial decisions. Watch the game tonight, and root for my fun team. Look at the weird way Kevin Appier herks and jerks. Wait what happens when Rodriguez gets called in (hint: Yankees will strike out like schoolgirls). Watch how slow Bengie Molina runs to first. See that funny perturbed/interested look on Scioscia's face. And -- please -- summon the power of your personal Rally Monkeys.

Posted by at October 2, 2002 04:15 PM
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Soriano walked from an 0-2 count last night for the fourth time in his career (per tonight's still-in-progress telecast), and as for Percival...there's a reason that torre has ridden rivera for 2-inning performances so often during the yankees championship run. Sciosca, i suspect, learned his lesson.

Posted by: howard at October 2, 2002 08:42 PM

Congrats on the Game 2 win!
Now just 2 out of 3. Go Angels, Beat the Yankees!

Posted by: John Thacker at October 2, 2002 10:19 PM

The Angels pitchers need to start coming up and in on the Skankee hitters or they're going to give up a lot more homers. They could start right after the next Skankee prima donna takes a curtain call after hitting a solo homer in the 4th inning.

Posted by: Jack Tanner at October 3, 2002 05:06 AM

Looks to me like Percival came up and in on Soriano on his first pitch... (Of course, he'd be insane if it were intentional.)

Posted by: John Thacker at October 3, 2002 10:07 AM
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