Game Recap 4/15/12: Job insecurity – Yankees 11, Angels 5

Apologies for the late and brief recap, but life got in the way (and probably will continue to do so for the next two weeks, so content could be a bit sparse for a bit).  Let’s get right to recapping yet another “uplifting” Angel performance:

  • Jerome Williams is officially on the chopping block.  He was just awful last night and the Angels aren’t going to tolerate that for very long with Garrett Richards continuing to look good.  The team can’t be eager to deplete their rotation depth by releasing Williams, but they can’t stomach more performance like this.  At best, he gets two more starts to clean up his act.
  • Other people facing job security issues include everyone in middle relief, but none more so than Hisanori Takahashi.  He cannot get anyone out right now.  Plain and simple.  He almost needs to be demoted just to save Scioscia from himself since he uses Taka so much.  I see no reason not to hand his job to Brad Mills and see if he can’t do it a little better since he probably can’t do it much worse.
  • Why is Peter Bourjos sitting twice in nine games?  He isn’t exactly killing it with the bat, but neither is any of the outfielders, but his glove makes him the most valuable.  I don’t get it.
  • I also don’t get why Vernon Wells continues to bat so high in the order while Chris Iannetta bats eighth and ninth even though he is crushing the ball right now. 

OK, that’s it for now.  I’ll do better next time.

Garrett Wilson

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Garrett Wilson is the founder and Supreme Overlord of and editor at The Outside Corner. He's an Ivy League graduate, but not from one of the impressive ones. You shouldn't make him angry. You wouldn't like him when he is angry.