Friday, April 8, 2011

Toronto Blue Jays vs Los Angeles Angels opener mlb live streaming feed online baseball broadcast radio commentary april 8, 2011

Toronto Blue Jays vs Los Angeles Angels opener mlb live streaming feed online baseball broadcast radio commentary Espn 360 gamecast april 8, 2011 Vernon Wells spent the past 12 seasons with the Toronto Blue Jays, becoming a franchise favorite while playing in the AL East shadows.

In the sunshine of his first home opener with the big-budget Los Angeles Angels, Wells isn't sure how he'll feel seeing the Blue Jays across the way.

"It will be interesting," Wells said. "It will be fun to see the guys, but obviously it will be a little different. I'll be in the other dugout. It will be a good time to get hot against my old friends."

Wells' first meeting with his former team is the highlight of Friday night's home opener for the Angels, who return from a 3-3 road trip hoping for a strong start at Angel Stadium.
10:05 PM ET, April 8, 2011
Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Anaheim, California

Pitching Matchup
Toronto    Los Angeles
    Kyle Drabek
1-0, 1.29 ERA

Last appearance:
4/02 vs MIN
7.0 IP, 1 ER
Dec = Win         Ervin Santana
0-0, 4.05 ERA

Last appearance:
4/02 at KC
6.2 IP, 3 ER
Dec = ND
Injury Report

    * Jose Bautista RF - Apr 7: Day-to-Day
    * Yunel Escobar SS - Apr 7: Day-To-Day
    * Frank Francisco RP - Apr 5: 15-Day DL
    * Octavio Dotel RP - Apr 5: 15-Day DL
    * Scott Podsednik LF - Apr 5: 15-Day DL
    * Rajai Davis CF - Apr 5: Day-To-Day
    * Corey Patterson CF - Apr 4: 15-Day DL

Los Angeles

    * Scott Downs RP - Apr 8: 15-Day DL
    * Reggie Willits LF - Apr 7: 15-Day DL
    * Erick Aybar SS - Apr 6: Day-To-Day
    * Joel Pineiro SP - Apr 6: 15-Day DL
    * Kendrys Morales 1B - Apr 6: 15-Day DL
Wells was the Angels' biggest offseason acquisition, and the club needs him to live up to his $26.1 million paycheck this season. He's off to a 3-for-27 start in red, but Toronto presents a golden opportunity to get himself going.

Wells had 31 homers and 88 RBIs last season -- impressive numbers, but not generally considered up to the standards of his seven-year, $126 million contract. Wells is in the fifth year of the deal, which could weigh down the Angels' near future unless Wells produces commensurate numbers.

But Wells is far from the only concern for manager Mike Scioscia as he returns for his 12th season in Orange County.

After opening with three losses in four games in Kansas City, the Angels are home from a two-game sweep at Tampa Bay for a six-game homestand against Toronto (4-2) and Cleveland. Los Angeles already is three games behind streaking Texas, with the defending AL champions off to a 6-0 start.

"I don't think it makes much sense to look at the road trip," Scioscia said. "Our challenge is ahead of us. The schedule keeps coming with a tough game every day, and you have to be ready for it. I think these last couple of days, there's no doubt, injected this team with a little bit of confidence. I think as we move forward (we'll) get some guys getting their feet on the ground playing more consistent baseball. We like our team. We just have to keep the grind."

The Angels' starting pitching has been as good as advertised, with Jered Weaver and Dan Haren making their second straight solid starts against the Rays. But Toronto will face Ervin Santana after No. 4 starter Joel Pineiro experienced more pain in his right shoulder last week, preventing him from coming off the disabled list for the home opener.

Santana (0-0, 4.05 ERA) won 17 games for the Angels last season, even more than AL strikeout king Weaver.

Scioscia already made a significant change to his bullpen in the opening week, demoting Fernando Rodney and installing Jordan Walden as his closer. Walden just became a reliever last season and has only pitched 21 innings in the majors, but the 23-year-old closed out both of the Angels' wins over the Rays, picking up one save.

"It starts with pitching," Wells said. "Our starting pitching has been really good. Obviously, these two games (in Tampa Bay), what Weaver and Haren did, Walden coming out of the pen, it's fun to watch."

The Angels will wear their 1980s uniforms for the home opener of their 50th anniversary season, and the first pitch will be thrown out by Eli Grba, the first starting pitcher in franchise history in its 1961 debut in Baltimore.

"I'm definitely looking forward to it," second baseman Howie Kendrick said. "Toronto is a good team. They've got good pitching, but we've been playing really well, too. So it will be fun to see what happens."

The Blue Jays' pitcher Friday will be Kyle Drabek (1-0, 1.29), who hopes to build on an impressive outing that resulted in his first major league win. The right-hander carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning and allowed only Denard Span's single in seven innings of a 6-1 win over Minnesota on Saturday.

"The situations when I needed a good pitch, it was there," Drabek said. "That helped me out a bunch."

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Yesterdays Result Score Review Coming Up
Sunday, July 17, 2011
at Detroit 4, Chicago White Sox 3 Penny (7-6) Humber (8-6) Valverde (25) 37,049
NY Yankees 7, at Toronto 2 Hughes (1-2) Villanueva (5-2) 36,586
at Cincinnati 3, St. Louis 1 Bailey (4-4) Garcia (9-4) Cordero (18) 24,841
Philadelphia 8, at NY Mets 5 Kendrick (5-4) Pelfrey (5-9) Bastardo (6) 34,695
at Baltimore 8, Cleveland 3 Hendrickson (1-0) Gomez (0-2) 17,754
at Atlanta 9, Washington 8 Kimbrel (3-2) Mattheus (2-1) 30,314
Pittsburgh 7, at Houston 5 Leroux (1-0) Melancon (5-3) Resop (1) 24,580
at Minnesota 4, Kansas City 3 Duensing (7-7) Paulino (1-3) Nathan (5) 38,786
Florida 7, at Chicago Cubs 5 Mujica (8-2) Wood (1-5) Nunez (26) 37,634
Milwaukee 4, at Colorado 3 Marcum (8-3) Cook (0-5) Axford (25) 35,030
at Oakland 9, LA Angels 1 Gonzalez (9-6) Pineiro (5-4) 26,115
San Francisco 4, at San Diego 3 Lopez (5-1) Qualls (4-4) Wilson (28) 36,351
Texas 3, at Seattle 1 Harrison (8-7) Beavan (1-1) Feliz (20) 30,335
at Arizona 4, LA Dodgers 1 Hudson (10-5) Lilly (6-10) 27,683
Boston 1, at Tampa Bay 0 Aceves (5-1) Russell (1-2) Papelbon (21) 21,504
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