Playoff Update

It’s the final day of the minor league seasons for all the Angels affiliates except Orem. Here’s where they stand in their playoff chases.

Salt Lake — Already won the PCL Pacific North title. They open Wednesday night at home against Sacramento (A’s affiliate) in a best-of-five series for the Pacific Conference championship.

Arkansas — Eliminated last night after losing 11-1 at Springfield. Their season ends today at Springfield.

Rancho Cucamonga — Eliminated last week. Their season ends today at home against Modesto.

Cedar Rapids — Unless Peoria beats the Kernels by at least 20 runs today, Cedar Rapids is in as the Western Division wild card. If the Kernels win today and Quad Cities loses, then Cedar Rapids wins the second-half division title due to tie-breaker rules.

Orem — Idaho Falls won the South Division in the first half and currently holds a four-game lead over the Owlz in the second half. Should the Chukars win both halves, then the division team with the second-best record overall meets Idaho Falls in a best-of-three playoff. By that account, the Owlz (34-37 overall) lead rival Ogden (30-40) by 3½ games with five games left in the regular season for Orem. So the Owlz will probably face Idaho Falls in the post-season, but as Yogi Berra said it ain’t over ’til it’s over.

1 Comment

Go Ervin! And to the beat writer who said that Ervin has too much baggage to ever succeed in an Angel’s uniform again…the only baggage Ervin has is the dead beat writers who write him off and have an agenda to have him traded because they don’t like the guy since he had nerve to criticize them and refuse an interview with them.
I’m glad that the fans came out and showed their support.

Bottom line, he is a young pitcher with terrific stuff who has already shown his mettle on the biggest of stages, the playoffs. As a young pitcher, he is inconsistent, but stop labeling him the next Ramon Ortiz! He just needs time to develop.

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