Angels In the Outfield: Why the Angels Will Win It In Seven

Sports WriterCorrespondent IOctober 14, 2009

ARLINGTON, TX - JULY 1:  Torii Hunter #48 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim walks off after striking out against the Texas Rangers at Rangers Ballpark July 1, 2009 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

It comes down to one word: passion. 

Now just to clarify, I am not saying the Yankees do not have passion.  They are one heck of a baseball team.

They are loaded with talent in every aspect of there game and are an easy pick in any series.

But that being said, you can not rule out the Angels.

Everyone in the sports world knows about the tragedy of Nick Adenhart.  The day we all became Angels fans.

That day has stayed with this team, with the city, and their fans.  So has the passion.

The Angels want this.  Badly.  As do their fans, and I can not see anyone stopping them at this point.

Let's break it down.

The Angels and Yankees finished practically first and second when it comes to offense.  We know these guys can hit and produce runs.

So this series naturally comes down to defense and pitching.

The Angels held the ninth-best ERA in the American League when the season finished.  The Yankees, were fourth, but were first in saves.

If the Angels want to win this one, there going to need to score runs and score them early.  The Yankee bullpen is not an easy one to beat.

Every team has felt the heat of Mariano Rivera, just recently named MLB Delivery Man of the Year, with 44-of-46 saves and a 1.76 ERA.

The Angels will need pitchers; Lackey, Weaver, and Fuentes need to step up their game and contain this Yankee offense.

To put it simply, the Angels are gonna need some extra help, that extra push to get them over this tough series.

I believe they will find it, with their Angel in the Outfield, the late Nick Adenhart.

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