Purgatory Online

Saturday, July 12, 2003

The Angels finally made it to four games over .500 last night, with an impressive 5-0 victory over Minnesota. Ramon Ortiz threw six scoreless innings, albeit using a hefty 103 pitches to do so, Salmon and Spiezio both went deep, and Adam Kennedy made several terrific defensive plays. Meanwhile, the Toronto Blue Jays were getting beat by the New York Yankees, the end result being that the Angels crept past them into third place in the wild-card chase.

It's going to be tough - the Red Sox, in particular, are playing solid baseball lately, and Oakland will be no pushover. But the Angels seem to be rediscovering themselves, and those two clubs might do well to spare a nervous glance or two over their shoulders.