Angels know how to go low

This little tidbit below is courtesy of the Elias Sports Bureau. It seems like the Angels have managed the talent of winning when the offense doesn’t contribute a whole lot. Since they’ve had enough practice at the habit, it would stand to reason they have gotten pretty good at it.

From Elias:

The Angels beat the Nationals, 3-2, on Monday night. It was the
major league-high 15th time this season that Mike Scioscia’s team won a
game in which it scored three-or-fewer runs. No other team in the
majors has won more than 11 games of that type this season.

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June more to Vlad's liking

So much for that early-season slump. Vladimir Guerrero is hitting with the best of them in June. Here is the list of the month’s hottest hitters:

Highest BA in June – MLB (min 50 PA)

Johnny Damon, NYY .444

Alex Rodriguez, NYY .443

J.D. Drew, Bos .441

Vladimir Guerrero, LAA .417

Jose Guillen, KC .412

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Aybar getting close to a return

Erick Aybar isn’t expected to return to the Angels roster until this weekend, but he’s looking like he is ready to go. In his second rehab start Tuesday at Rancho Cucamonga, Aybar played seven innings at shortstop and went 2-for-4 with a run scored, had a double, collected two RBI and even stole a base. Aybar has been out since May 21 with a dislocated right pinky finger.

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Celtics, not the Mets, are the enemy

There are plenty of Mets jerseys in the stands tonight as the Angels’ opponent is well supported. But none of those Mets fans got the treatment heaped on an apparent Celtics fan who was walking to his seat in the sixth inning. The Celtics fan, who was wearing a Kevin Garnett jersey and a backward Celtics cap, not only was booed, but the fans along his route all stood up as they let him know how they felt.

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