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Gameday Thread: Angels at Orioles, 06/29

Game Time: 7:05 | TV: MASN2, KCOP (LAA) | Radio: WHFS
Kelvim Escobar, RH Steve Trachsel, RH (9-3, 2.81) (5-6, 4.55) C. Figgins 3b B. Roberts 2b O. Cabrera ss C. Gomez ss V. Guerrero rf N. Markakis rf G. Matthews Jr. cf R. Hernandez c C. Kotchman 1b A. Huff 1b H. Kendrick 2b M. Mora 3b K. Morales dh J. Gibbons dh M. Napoli c J. Payton lf R. Quinlan lf C. Patterson cf

The first-place Angels come into town with their 49-30 record and their two All-Star starters and their shutdown bullpen (how good is that Justin Speier signing? HOW GOOD IS DEREK JETER? I'm Joe Buck.) and their Vlad Guerrero and Casey Kotchman and Orlando Cabrera and Reggie Willits with his .430 OBP and no power. Thinking they're all great.

They're pretty damn good. I don't like Trachsel against this team, but I've stopped trusting Trachsel at all. He's a pitch-to-pitch time bomb.

Here's a puff piece on Guthrie.