Purgatory Online

Wednesday, September 01, 2004

All right, well, dropping the first game of a big series is never fun. And the Angels got something of a tough draw, facing Schilling right off the bat (which is not to minimize the fact that Lackey was terrible). Realistically, though, if the Angels can get to Arroyo tonight, they still have a chance of winning this series - they've always been good against Lowe, who pitches on Thursday.

Historically, September has not been good to the Angels. But they turned that around in 2002, and they can do it again.

In other news, keep an eye on the race for the N.L. wildcard. After being written off a couple of weeks ago, both Florida (3 games back) and Houston (2.5 games back) are in the mix, making for a five-team scramble in the last month. Should be pretty entertaining.