ANAHEIM, Calif. If youve been wondering all season what general manager Jerry Dipoto was envisioning when he put together the 2013 edition of the Los Angeles Angels, you got aglimpse Saturday at what was supposed to look like, but hasnt yet.
The Angels beat the New York Yankees 6-2 to hand the Bombers their fifth straight loss, but it wasnt the W that was most impressive for the 30-38 Halos.
It was the way they earned it.
Tommy Hanson, whorecorded eight strikeouts in 6 13 innings, and a near-total domination by the bullpen controlled the Yankees offense, which had only six base runners in the game.
For Hanson, though, it was a night he wanted for his team and needed for himself.
He had spent a total of 33 days total on baseballs bereavement and restricted list in two separate stints to try to deal with the unexpected death of his stepbrother. He was originally out for six days in late April, tried to work through it, but was overcome with grief.
Everybody said I looked ...