Thursday, July 28, 2011

Around the Horn, by Casey Mitchell


Ervin Santana was lights out for all nine innings on Wednesday, with allowing no hits and one run via wild pitch. Santana's no-no was the first solo no-hitter by an Angels pitcher since 1984. He allowed only two people to reach base from a walk and an error. Santana became the third player this year to toss a no hitter. Los Angeles won the game 3-1, and they now hold the record for the most no-hitters in American League history with nine. The Angels have improved to 57-48 this season, and is now only 2 games back of the Rangers for the division lead. The AL West is now an exciting two team race that I am excited to follow.

Streak Snapped

Before Seattle's 17 game losing streak, they were 43-43 and only 2.5 back of the division lead. On Wednesday, the Mariners won their first game since July 5th over the Yankees by a 9-2 margin. Seattle is now sitting at 14.5 games back with a 44-60 record. I know that Mariner fans thought this might be the year, but it just wasn't meant to be. Hopefully they can make some off season moves and compete for a shot in 2012.

Beltran to the Bay

After a victory over the Cincinnati Reds, Carlos Beltran told his teamates in the locker room that he was heading to San Francisco. Beltran has expressed his happiness that he is going to play for a contender this year. this year Beltran is hitting .289 with 15 homers and 66 RBIs. The Giants need a big bat in the lineup along with Pablo Sandoval to compliment their great pitching staff. I'm sure Giants fans are ready to see a little more runs being scored this August.

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