OAKLAND – It is much more easy to do in hindsight, of course, but Dan Haren noticed something different about this team during the three-day angels stay in the city, where the face of the track team, which came weeks red hot and Prym in the playoffs.
He saw it as soon as the plane landed in Seattle on Sunday night, the sense of urgency that comes when the calendar at this stage and not a real series.
On Wednesday afternoon, hip-hop sounded speakers for your iPod in the glove invited to Oakland Coliseum, bathed in the way that manifests itself in three games stroke team had already won nine straight.
“We needed it bad,” said Pierre Haren with cheap new era caps, the series won 01/07 match, which was very much part of another solid start. “Coming to Seattle, we knew we had to get all three. Our will to win these last three games was quite different from what was the rest of the year.
“We knew we had to take care of business here, back in it.”
Angels are back in it, but with 25 games left in their season, they are still alive. They have now won seven of their last eight games and 12 of the last 15 years in the fight against a difficult start to the second half and move to a season best 11 games above .500. When they boarded the bus Jump Start Your statutes and stay at home for seven games against the Tigers and answers, there were three games back of second place in the American League wild card, the Yankees and Orioles rays still play.
“When you start getting into 20 games left, there is only a limited number of games that you lose,” said Haren. “It is even more urgent when the game begins declining, and we have reason to win. Sense of urgency to take a check.”
“We want,” veteran outfielder Torii Hunter said. “We know that we have a very good ballclub, a really good ballclub, and we want to show. We do now.”
I do in all aspects.
The offense – which used the third round of the first three points at a time 11 points in 12 games, and then threw the game open with four runs in ninth – is the average Major League hitter on the basis of the best percentage of shots and working on the game since the beginning of June.
But the spark was the last shutdown pitching staff that posted a 5.59 ERA on the Major League worst 42 game stretch that began on July 3 to 1 episode where angels 17 to 25 – but one 2.98 ERA in 15 games for the duration of the epidemic.
In the final, Haren (six rounds of race-ball) and rookie left-hander Nick Maronde (three strikeouts reviews) played a key role in five hits. And the series, the team with a limited staff, an average of eight points per game during their nine game winning streak to five total points.
“It was a little humiliating,” manager Bob Melvin said with new era hats. “They just came in and beat us, we did the first game.”
“This team game where we had hoped, and the main reason is that our pitching is starting to stabilize,” Angels skipper Mike Scioscia said. “This is an important part of what we do.”
Victory halo “was somewhat overshadowed by a frightening incident at the top of the fourth, when the hard drive starting line Erick Aybar hit starter Brandon McCarthy directly above the right ear. McCarthy was visibly shaken by the game, and immediately left the game, but was released on his own power and the team said he did not lose consciousness. was taken to a local hospital for precautionary reasons.
Aybar, clearly upset, what happened, I got a phone number and expect McCarthy to remember later.
“I feel really bad,” he said in Spanish. “It is a good guy. Never want to hit someone in the head, and he’s a good guy. Hopefully all goes well and God willing, it will be better soon.”
Thank you to the two RBI single to Hunter and one by two points Howie Kendrick, the Angels did pay McCarthy 3-0 in the third.
Haren, who hails from the start against the Mariners is probably the most in three months, scattered three hits, walked three, struck seven and retired the last seven years in order.
He is now 4-2 with a 3.50 ERA since the All-Star break, he gave one earned run in 13 rounds at his last two starts.
“I’m happy for the team,” said Haren. “Scan this team, and go home, I feel really good.”
Nursing-point lead in the seventh, Garrett Richards gave up a pair of singles, one on the outside. But the rookie left-hander Nick Maronde – on his 23rd birthday, no less – knocked Coco Crisp and end the threat of Seth Smith and Reddick hit to start the eighth round, giving him all four batters Punch Affiliated players met Friday.
“I’m out there trying to throw strikes,” said Maronde as Scott Downs pitched the game of back-to-back. “I do not really know me, I do not think there are many movies for me, so I have an advantage there.”
Kevin Jepsen hit two batters to end the frame and pitched the Angels in the ninth, scoring four points on bases loaded walk Maicer Izturis by a colon by Hunter and successfully capture the two angels capitalization of the first scan Oakland since 2009.
“I like the way the team plays,” said Haren. “We’re really together, everyone is loose. And it will be pleasant to your home.”