Feeling good and staying hungry

We’re going to Boston feeling good about being up 2-0, but we’re staying hungry. We won’t be satisfied until this is over. We’re going to enjoy these two wins, but we know how dangerous the Red Sox are, and we’ve got a job to finish now.

So many guys came through in this second game, but you have to start with Jered Weaver. Man, he was dealing. I’ve got a great view out in center field, and he was on his game, just like John Lackey in Game 1. Weaver’s been doing it all season, and he really brought it out on the big stage. And that was great to see, after the way he’s performed all year long for us.

We’re having fun, playing our game. It’s something we’re talking about. Let’s have fun and let our God-given ability take place.

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Josh Beckett is a big-game pitcher, one of the best. It’s not easy to beat a guy like Beckett. His ball was moving, like usual, but we had some great at-bats and scored some runs.

How about Vladimir Guerrero, going the other way for a big hit and then drawing that walk to get our seventh inning started. We were having a lot of fun with Vladdy over that. The big man really came through. He’s a Hall of Famer.

Then Howard Kendrick comes in to run for Vladdy and steals a big bag. Beckett’s quick over to first, so it’s not easy to run on him. Howie got a nice jump and beat it cleanly. Then Maicer Izturis, who hadn’t even played for about a week, walks up and does what he does – he slammed that huge base-hit to center field for the lead.

Maicer is one of those quiet guys people don’t pay much attention to, but he can play the game. He does it all, and he’s a guy you want up there in a big situation, because he’s so cool.

Big Mike Napoli goes old school and takes a pitch in the back, and that keeps it going. And then Erick Aybar — what a season he’s had — he goes up and crushes that ball to center field, and he’s flying to third base. That’s the way we play the game, hard, aggressively. Aybar’s not scared. He loves to compete.

We know all about the Red Sox. Those guys are not going to let up. They’ve been down before and come back. We can enjoy this now, but starting Sunday, forget that and go out and play the game.

The next one is at noon on Sunday, East Coast time, and we’ve got a day to get adjusted and be ready. I might have a cup of coffee before that one. Hopefully, we’ll all get some good sleep and be ready to go.

 

 

9 Comments

The last two games are two of the best the team has played all season from all ends of the game. Safe travels to Boston, keep we’ll all be cheering you on back home. Go Angels!!!!

Hey Torii! Great game tonight. That catch you made out in center field was amazing. I feel so lucky to be a part of this. The atmosphere at the game tonight was tangible – the crowd hasn?t been this loud since 2002. I feel as though this is our chance. We?ve played brilliant baseball against Boston these first two games and I think we can keep this going through the third and hopefully into the ALCS. Thank you for being such a team player and for always staying optimistic! I?ll be cheering you on in game three!

The last two games are two of the best the team has played all season from all ends of the game. Safe travels to Boston, keep up the intensity, we’ll all be cheering you on back home. Go Angels!!!!

Congratulations!! Angels opened the door…….go to Boston with the same fire and passion. When you are in the zone and play hard, take full advantage and play the game that you know best. WOW!!! The fans were all there to cheer and be PROUD!! This is a new year 2009

We are proud of you and the guys for a job well done here at home. Now lets finish this thing!

Congratulations on advancing to the ALCS Torii! You and the Angels have worked hard to get where you are and it’s all been for Nick Adenhart R.I.P. Great job this 2009 season and see you in New York for the ALCS!

Hey Tori! I like the way you greeted Nick onto the field in the 9th inning so he could celebrate the win on the field with his Halos. He came through the door off the Green Monster to join his Halos and you very courteously shut the door behind him!
Now that is another Halo Victory!!!
Great win Halos!

Hey Torii, Stay hungry and take it to the Yankees. You guys are playing awesome baseball. Best to all of you.

Todd ( Angel fan living in Seattle )

Y.A.N.K.E.E.S.
Here come the YANKEES
Let’s get behind and cheer the YANKEES
They’re gonna learn to fear the YANKEES
Everyone knows they play to win, cause

They’re the New York YANKEES
Show them today why you’re the YANKEES
No other way when you’re the YANKEES
Wadda ya say we win a brand, new, ballgame

We’re gonna shout when ya powder the ball
We’re gonna scream, “put it over the wall”
The other teams gonna know what it means to play the Y.A.N.K.E.E.S
We love the Yankees
Shout it out loud , We Love The YANKEES
We’re really proud of our YANKEES
And we’re gonna win today
2, 3, 4, Hit, Run, Fight, Score, Go! Go! Go!

We’re gonna shout when ya powder the ball
We’re gonna scream “put it over the wall yo”
The other teams gonna know what it means to play the Y.A.N.K.E.E.S
We love the Yankees
Shout it out loud, We Love The YANKEES
We’re really proud of our YANKEES
And we’re gonna win today

Y.A.N.K.E.E.S. Yes
Y.A.N.K.E.E.S. Yes

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