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Boston Red Sox – Los Angeles Angels Series Preview

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The Red Sox look to turn their first road win of the season into the start of a streak against the Angels.

The bullpen played a big role in the win.

Boston can trot out 3 power arms in a row – bullpen depth that only the Yankees can match.

Look for the back-end of the bullpen to be a big factor over the season.

Angels Pop Quiz

Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan threw 4 no-hitters for the Angels but does not hold the team record for most wins. Who does hold the record?

Angels Fast Facts

Boston caught a break by dodging the MLB’s first five-game winner Jered Weaver in the 4 game series. Weaver threw another strong game yesterday. However, the Sox will face Dan Haren (4-0, 1.16 ERA) in a great game 2 match-up against Jon Lester.

With Kendrys Morales on the DL, and Torii Hunter and Vernon Wells off to slow starts, the Angels are getting offense from unexpected places.

The Angels had a quick trigger on Fernando Rodneyturning over the closer role to Jordan Walden, who is lighting up the radar gun by averaging 98 MPH with his pitches.

The Angels have given up on former can’t miss prospect Brandon Wood. Lyle Spencer expects some MLB team will give Wood a second chance to unlock his talent – with the Padres and Diamondbacks possible targets. The Wood move was made so SS Eric Aybar could return to the active roster from the DL.

The Angels current top prospect Mike Trout is off to a fast start in AA.

Red Sox Update

Pop Quiz Answer

Chuck Finley is the leader with 165 wins (Ryan is second at 138). Finley is #2 for the Angels in K’s with 2151 with Ryan the leader at 2416.

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