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...

Sunday, September 11, 2005

142 Down, 20 To Go...

With only twenty games remaining in the regular season, the Angels' bats have come alive at the right time of the year. The team put up double-digits in the hits column each of the their last three games and had eight, count 'em, eight home runs as they swept the Chi Sox. Quinlan, Erstad, Anderson (2), Figgins (2), and even Finley got in on the act.

Steve's average now stands at a whopping..... drumroll please..... .222. Woo hoo! Let's hope Scioscia isn't duped into putting him back out in the lineup on a regular basis. Even Yan looked good on Friday, but he shouldn't be moved up in the bullpen pecking order. (Besides, he reverted to his normal, overpaid self on Saturday and gave up two runs in only two thirds of an inning.)

Ten of those remaining games are at home, and once again - if you can, I encourage you to make the trip to Angel Stadium to support the Halos. As much as I hate that new opening video montage at Angels Stadium, ("Calling All Angels" is much better), this is "the stretch run" and the Angels need your support. Bartolo will vie for his twentieth victory on Thursday and he has repeatedly stated that he feeds off the energy of the home crowd. I'm not sure how I'll do it, but I plan to leave work early that day so I don't miss the opening pitch.

After the Tigers visit Anaheim Sept. 15-18, the Rangers come to town Sept. 20-21, and the Angels will attempt to avenge their three-game lashing as the Devil Rays close out the home season Sept. 23-25. Plenty of good seats available!

Post season tickets are scheduled to arrive in two weeks, and it looks as though I'll have the opportunity to use most of them - instead of just filing them with the rest of my Angels memorabilia alongside last year's post season tickets.

The Angels' Magic Number is 19.

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