Allsports Commentary: Angels throw series Away

Walt WebbCorrespondent IOctober 27, 2009

So your World Series opponents have been decided. If you looked for sports news or sports on the web you would have found out that the New York Yankees beat the Los Angeles Angels last night in New York by a score of 5-2. Winning the American League Championship Series four games to two.

The Angels just made far too many errors in this series and were at their worst again last night. Vladimir Guerrero started the gaffs for the Angels when he fell asleep on the base paths and was picked off 1st base by Nick Swisher.

The Angels managed to keep it close and scored a run off  Mariano Rivera in the top of the 8th inning to get within one run at 3-2. But in the bottom of the 8th Howard Kendrick dropped a routine catch on a sacrifice bunt while covering 1st base to start the wheels to come off the tracks for the Angels. The next Yankee batter sacrifice bunted again and this time, pitcher Scott Kazmir shot putted his throw to first base into right field. Two unearned runs scored in the inning and that was it. Game, Match and Series to the Yankees.

The Angels just gave the Yankees too many second chances with errors in the series and the Yankees took advantage.

So now the World Series opens in New York on Wednesday night. Allsports batted 1000 this year in picking what teams would advance. Cliff Lee gets the start for the Phillies, while CC Sabathia gets the nod for the Yankees.

This should be a great series with both teams having solid pitching and hot hitting. The series should go the distance and allsports thinks the Yankees will come out on top.

“No Guts No Glory”

Walt Webb

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