Purgatory Online

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Lest anyone think that just getting off the road and settling down to face Detroit is much of an incentive...

Tonight's pitcher for Detroit is Mike Maroth. The Angels have faced him twice this year, and lost those games 10-1 and 3-2.

The lineup is likely to feature the following:

Placido Polanco - would be second in the AL in batting average if they counted the games he played for the Phillies before being traded in June; hitting .361 since July 14.

Magglio Ordonez - power threat hitting .328 since coming off the DL July 1.

Ivan Rodriguez - future Hall of Famer with a little gas still left in the tank.

Curtis Granderson - speedy son of a bitch who's 8 for his last 16.

Plus power from Dmitri Young, speed from Nook Logan, and occasional contributions from guys like Brandon Inge, Carlos Pena, Chris Shelton, and Omar Infante.

Buckle up, gang. Bear down, Halos.