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Bedard Closes Out Angels in Game Two
Shane Cobb. 15th April, 2006 - 10:01 pm

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Game Recap #11. Angels 2, Baltimore 3

The Angels offense didn?t have an answer for Baltimore?s ace Erik Bedard. This win gives Bedard his third of the season, tying him with Curt Schilling for the AL league lead.

Bartolo Colon pitched a great game today, all the way up to the bottom of the 5th inning. In the 5th inning Colon would give up five hits allowing three runs to score. For the season, Colon is still winless. He?s now 0-2 win an 7.07 ERA. Hopefully the Cy Young winner will get out of his pitching funk soon.

The story of the game was Baltimore?s Erik Bedard. The Canadian went eight innings, striking out four batters, and giving up only two runs. His three wins is top of the American league lead shared only with Red Sox pitcher, Curt Schilling.

The halos offense was quite lousy. If this keeps up, we should see Howie Kendrick, who by the way is just ripping the cover off the ball right now in AAA, and Kendry Morales brought up to the big league club.

That would definitely be a blessing in disguise. Kendrick can mash at every level Morales has a lot of power, which is something the Angels offense could desperately use.

With this loss, the Angels now move out of first place in the AL West and fall a game below .500. Not acceptable at all, even if it?s early in the season.

The Angels will throw big Texan John Lackey on the mound for game three of the four game series. Newly acquired Kris Benson will be pitching for the Baltimore Orioles.

Player of the game: Tim Salmon ? Salmon went 2 for 4, with a triple off of the right field wall.

Disappointment ? Juan Rivera ? Rivera went 0 for 4 on the day as the starting center fielder for the Angels.

Next game: April 16th, Sunday vs. Baltimore Orioles

On the mound: John Lackey (1-1, 5.73 ERA) vs. Kris Benson (1-1, 1.93 ERA)

Angels record: 5-6