By Joe Haakenson, AngelsWin.com Contributor -
APRIL 11, 2002
GAME 9 - MARINERS AT ANGELS
ANAHEIM -- Only moments after Angels manager Mike Scioscia held a closed-door meeting to tell his players to relax, right fielder Tim Salmon was doing anything but, taking batting practice in the underground cage.
The Seattle Mariners beat the Angels, 8-4, Thursday night before 18,806 at Edison Field, completing a four-game sweep in Anaheim for the first time in franchise history. Going back to last season, the Mariners have beaten the Angels 12 consecutive games in Anaheim and 19 of 23 overall.
After the game, Scioscia gathered his players for 20 minutes in an effort to loosen them up and boost their confidence after the defending American League West champs dismantled them in the series, 26-10.
''The guys are upbeat and positive, they just have to relax and play the game,'' Scioscia said as Paul Pressler, the acting president of the club, stood in the back of the office. ''If a...