Watching Jeff DaVanon

Watching Jeff DaVanon

A weblog devoted to #55 of the Anaheim Angels, Jeff DaVanon. How is he doing? Is he getting his due respect yet? Let's watch and see...

Friday, June 11, 2004

Angels eek one out against Brewers, thanks to Jeff

Jeff had a very lovely little game yesterday. He started in Left Field, moving Guillen to DH and leaving Salmon floundering with no spot on the lineup (ha!)

He was 1 for 3 with a walk, a run scored, and (oh yeah) he drove in the game winning run.

So it was a very good day to be a Jeff fan. It was also (I imagine) a good day to be Jeff.

When he drove in the game winner, the commentators were sort of surprised that he wasn't being asked to bunt. But one of them said "when you've got a hot hitter, and a rookie coming up behind him, just let him swing away."

Respect Watch

The return of Garrett was the story of the night and he was made the "player of the game" for some bizarre reason. However, it was Jeff in all the highlights, and he got some long-due attention even without being "player of the game." Also the commentators were forced to admit that he is kicking ass in hits right now, several times calling him "red hot", and complimenting him on his plate discipline.

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