Sunday, September 25, 2011
Angels turn, desperately, to Joel Pineiro
By Mark Saxon
Today is hold-your-breath time if you still believe the Angels have a chance to reach the playoffs.
They're relying on Joel Pineiro, who is 0-3 with a 10.26 ERA vs. the Oakland A's this season and recently referred to those struggles as the "curse of the elephant." With the Angels 2 1/2 games out in the wild card with just four games left, look for Mike Scioscia to get a reliever up at the first sign of major trouble.
Mark Trumbo, who left Friday's game with discomfort in his right ankle, declared himself fit to play.
Here is Scioscia's lineup for the Sunday afternoon game: