Wednesday 3:30 PM ET
ANAHEIM-- Angels manager Mike Scioscia didn't go crazy when asked about rookie Sean O'Sullivan's no hitter for Triple-A Salt Lake on Tuesday night. "He walked a guy, and we are a little disappointed in that," Scioscia joked "We are going to monitor that closely. He let a guy on base and we aren't happy about it."
All joking aside Sciosca realized the feat was quite memorable, as should you, granted it was in AAA.
The rookie right hander was actually perfect, that's right perfect, through six innings of work before walking the leadoff batter in the seventh. That player was the only person on the other team to reach base.
O'Sullivan was on the Angels major league squad earlier this season and he fared quite well for himself, he went 3-0 with a modest 3.72 ERA and the Angels won all five games he took the mound.
The right handers competetion for the last spot in the rotation is 9-1 Matt Palmer. Yes Palmer has nine wins but his has a plus ERA at 4.52.
The Angels love to score runs for Matt Palmer though, as that is mainly why he has flourished in the win column.
Palmer is scheduled to start Saturday, his first in nearly a month, as the Angels play the Minnesota Twins at home. If he has a poor outing, look for O'Sullivan to be called up and pitch the next time the Halos need the five spot, which isn't necessary until August 8th because of off days.
The worst case for Palmer is that he gets put in the bullpen, where he has proved well in 2009.
With a rotation of Lackey, Weaver, Saunders, Santana and either O'Sullivan or Palmer, the Angels pitching staff looks to keep having success in 2009.