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Jordan Walden bumps Fernando Rodney out of the closer’s role for the Los Angeles Angels

Blogged under Bloglockers, Front Page, General, Pitching BP, Throwing Well by chinmusic on Wednesday 6 April 2011 at 8:26 am

34-year old righty reliever Fernando Rodney came into this season as one of the closer’s on thin ice. Well, that ice underneath him has cracked all the way as he has now been replaced as the closer by 23-year old righty rookie reliever Jordan Walden. Rodney did get one save so far this year but he worked 1 1/3 innings in his first two games and he gave up 2 hits, 2 earned runs and he walked four batters. Angels’ manager Mike Scioscia just couldn’t continue to overlook Rodney’s shortcomings as a closer any longer. Jordan Walden brings the heat as he’s routinely in the high 90’s with his fastball. He got his first save of the season last night against the Rays and he made it look very easy. Walden has pitched in 4 games (0 starts) for the Angels so far this year and he is 0-0 with 1 save, a 0.00 ERA and a 0.60 WHIP. He has only given up 1 hit and walked 1 batter while whiffing 6 of them in only 3 1/3 innings. This was a very smart move for Mike Scioscia as the Angels can’t afford to be giving away games late.

Scott Kazmir gets off to a rough start for the Los Angeles Angels

Blogged under Bloglockers, Front Page, General, Injuries, Pitching BP by chinmusic on Monday 4 April 2011 at 2:36 pm

27-year old lefty Scott Kazmir got drilled by the Royals yesterday. He pitched 1 2/3 innings and he gave up 5 hits (1 homer), 5 earned runs and he walked 2 batters. Kazmir will likely have a short leash for the Angels this year as he was awful for them in 2010. He pitched in 28 games (all starts) for the Angels in 2010 and he was 9-15 with a 5.84 ERA and a 1.58 WHIP. Kazmir probably will get a couple more starts but if things don’t start getting better for him I see the Angels replacing him in the starting rotation by May 1st.

UPDATE: (4/9/2011) - The Angels have placed Scott Kazmir on the 15-day disabled list with a case of lower back stiffness. The Angels have recalled 32-year old righty Matt Palmer to replace him in the starting rotation starting tonight. Palmer pitched in 14 games (1 start) for the Angels last year and he was 1-2 with a 4.54 ERA and a 1.72 WHIP. He has now pitched in 54 games (14 starts) in his first two years with the Angels and he is 12-4 with a 4.06 ERA and a 1.41 WHIP. The Angels are hoping that they get the Palmer of 2009 instead of last year’s version.

Howie Kendrick is off to a fast start for the Los Angeles Angels

Blogged under Bloglockers, Front Page, General, Playing Well by chinmusic on Monday 4 April 2011 at 2:30 pm

Starting 2B Howie Kendrick is off to a scorching start with the bat for the Angels. He has played in all four games for the Angels so far this year and he is 7 for 19 (.368 avg, 1.295 OPS) with 4 runs scored, 3 homers and 3 RBIs. Kendrick’s career high for homers in 10 which he did in both 2009 and 2010. The hot start doesn’t surprise me one bit as I have always thought Kendrick was a good hitter, he just has problems staying healthy.

The Los Angeles Angels are off to a slow start

Blogged under Bloglockers, Front Page, General, Weekly Results by chinmusic on Monday 4 April 2011 at 2:26 pm

The Los Angeles Angels were only 1-3 against the Royals over the weekend including two losses by walkoff homers! They were outscored 21-18 by the Royals as they had big time bullpen issues. The Angels hit .302 with 9 homers against the Royals but it just didn’t matter in the end because of the pitching staff. The Angels hope the bats start to get hot this week, while the pitching staff gets back on the right track.

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