First Post-Season Shutout In Angels' History

Halos Heaven is reveling in the fact that pretty much everyone got this series wrong.

In the first postseason shutout in Angels franchise history, every prediction by the national media and the bloggers was rendered pointless. The Angels did not run the bases on the lousy Red Sox catchers, the vaunted Red Sox bullpen choked up two runs, the Red Sox starting pitching left a fastball on a tee for a player Red Sox partisans called a “guess hitter” … Torii Hunter guessed right on a Jon Lester fastball, John Lackey pitched 7+ shutout innings, Darren Oliver was a stellar bullpen presence and the Angels made a statement by opening their 2009 ALDS with an impressive 5-0 stomping of the Boston Red Sox.

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