Sunday Night Baseball

Season 22 Episode 22

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim vs. Texas Rangers

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Aug 28, 2011 on ESPN
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Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim vs. Texas Rangers

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (72-60) travel to The Ballpark in Arlington to face the Texas Rangers (75-59).

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  • A Really Fun Ballgame

    I thoroughly enjoyed this game, which is rare for a high scoring 3+ hour game. I think part of it had to do with the fact this was a meaningful pennant race game. After two Cardinals-Cubs games and a Cardinals-Rockies one, this game had an energy to it that has been lacking in recent Sunday Night telecasts.

    The back-and-forth was also enjoyable and I think the Rangers needed this game more than the Angels. To lose two out of three at home to your rival would not have been a good thing. I thought both starters gave a commendable effort given that neither had anywhere near the best stuff. It's pretty rare to see Jered Weaver missing location as badly as he did and as often as he did.

    I think the Rangers will win the division. Anaheim can't keep going 7-1 and Texas is not going to go 3-7 too often. A very enjoyable way to spend a Sunday evening. :)moreless
  • 8/28

    I am really not a fan of AL West games, they usually bore me. I did not even tune into Games 1 or 2 of this series on MLB Network this weekend. It is Sunday Night Baseball though, so you have to watch and it was a pretty fun game.

    I am not a Jered Weaver fan. He is way too inconsistent and if the Angels do make it to the playoffs, I don't trust him on the mound. This is his second terrible start this month, and neither was against that great a team (sorry but the Rangers have been asleep at the wheel as of late, and the Blue Jays were the other.)

    Glad to see the Rangers get the win against Weaver, but truth be told I still want the Angels to win the division. Good game though, fun baseball game.moreless
Pedro Gomez

Pedro Gomez

Field Reporter

Guest Star

Steve Berthiaume

Steve Berthiaume

Baseball Tonight Team

Recurring Role

John Kruk

John Kruk

Baseball Tonight Team

Recurring Role

Barry Larkin

Barry Larkin

Baseball Tonight Team

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Josh Hamilton: We kept battling. We have that never-say-die mentality. That energizes us, makes us feel we can come back and win

    • (on pitching on three days of rest for the first time in his major league career)
      Jered Weaver: I don't think short rest had anything to do with it. I just struggled with location.

    • (on Josh Hamilton's home run, which broke a 3 for 21 slump)
      Texas Manager Ron Washington: It was huge for us because we feed off of Josh. Elvis (Andrus) hits the triple, then Josh comes right behind that and hits a two-run bomb to tie it up. That's exciting right there, and energizing.

  • NOTES (2)

    • For the second consecutive week, Orel Hershiser was in WIlliamsport, Pennsylvania covering the Little League World Series for ESPN.

    • Starting Lineups
      Anaheim Angels
      Peter Bourjos CF
      Howie Kendrick 2B
      Bobby Abreu DH
      Torii Hunter RF
      Mark Trumbo 1B
      Vernon Wells LF
      Alberto Callaspo 3B
      Erick Aybar SS
      Jeff Mathis C
      Jered Weaver P
      Texas Rangers
      Ian Kinsler 2B
      Elvis Andrus SS
      Josh Hamilton CF
      Michael Young 3B
      Nelson Cruz RF
      Mike Napoli DH
      Mitch Moreland 1B
      Yorvit Torrealba C
      David Murphy LF
      Colby Lewis P