Sunday, June 29, 2008

Featured players: Jered Weaver and Jose Arredondo

A game like the Los Angeles Angels' 1-0 loss against Los Angeles Dodgers is a colossal fail - when you allow your opponent no hits, shouldn't the lineup just help out a little?

Weaver and Arredondo combined to throw an unofficial no-hitter - but the only run scored in the game was on a sacrifice fly by the Dodgers' Blake DeWitt, scoring Matt Kemp from third base.

Kemp had gotten on-base on an apparent hit - that was later changed to an error on Weaver, who pitched six innings of no-hit ball. Arredondo then took over on the mound, who struck out three in two innings of no-hit relief.

Arredondo is working on his apprenticeship - likely giving an Angels a legitimate option to set-up in 2009, in case Francisco Rodriguez leaves and Scot Shields slides into the closer's role. With Arredondo's stuff, he is probably going to close, sooner than later.

It is only one game - but on Friday, the Angels' bats made Chan Ho Park look like a dominant pitcher that he isn't. While Weaver wasn't sharp at times, he did throw no-hit ball and the Angels' bats obviously did not help him out.

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