Saturday, April 16, 2011

A Good Night for Anaheim

The Angels almost got rained out a couple times, but got the win against the White Sox, then the Ducks held off a 3rd period comeback to tie up their first round series against the Nashville Predators. For those unfamiliar with the Stanley Cup Playoffs, they play 4 rounds of best-of-7 series. Falling behind 2-0 wouldn't be the end of the world, but they would have to win at least one game in Nashville, where they struggle, so it would have been really tough.

At the end of the first rain delay last night, Macier Izturis hit a 2-run-double that proved to be an insurmountable 4-1 (eventually 4-3) lead. I still stand by my statement that if Macier Izturis hit 4th in the lineup (with the most chances for RISP), he'd have 100 RBI's every year. Dude is just clutch with RISP. If he can stay healthy all season, he will probably be our most consistent Run Producer.

The Angels are currently leading the White Sox 3-0 in the 4th Inning of another game this afternoon (that was also rain delayed), and the Ducks continue their first round playoff series against the Predators on Sunday in Nashville. The only thing that could make this weekend sweeter for the city of Anaheim? An announcement Monday that the Owners have voted to allow the Sacramento Kings to move to Honda Center and become the Anaheim Royals. More on that development as it happens!

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