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Colon looks to end lengthy slide vs. Athletics

Jul 23, 2007 - 2:37 PM Oakland (46-52) at LA Angels (57-40) 10:05 pm EDT

ANAHEIM, California (Ticker) -- After starting the season out strong, Bartolo Colon will look to recapture his early magic as the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim begin a three-game series with the Oakland Athletics on Monday.

Despite getting a late start to the season due to his recovery from surgery on a torn right rotator cuff, Colon (6-5, 6.38 ERA) opened the year by going 5-0 in his first seven starts. Since then, Colon has been abysmal, struggling to a 1-5 record and 8.67 ERA over his last nine turns in the rotation.

Included in that stretch was Wednesday's 7-2 loss at the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. The righthander yielded just three runs and five hits but walked four over five frames.

Despite his struggles, Colon can take relief in a 6-3 mark with a 3.38 ERA in 13 career starts against the A's.

The Angels could help out their 2005 American League Cy Young award winner by repeating their offensive output from Sunday. Garret Anderson snapped the team's 14-game homerless streak on Anaheim's way to scoring seven runs, this after averaging just over three per game over the last six contests.

Like Colon, Chad Gaudin (8-5, 3.39) has struggled after a fantastic start to the season. After ending May with a 5-1 record and a 2.32 ERA, he has struggled since, going 3-4 with a 4.73 ERA.

In an 11-4 loss to Texas on Tuesday, the righthander surrendered five runs and eight hits, walking a career-high six batters over six frames. He will to draw on his track record against Anaheim, as he is 2-0 with a 3.38 ERA in two starts and seven relief appearances against them over his career, including a 1-0 in two starts against the Angels this season.






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    Athletics vs. AngelsJul 24 1:48 PM


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    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    OAKLAND 4 1 1 3 2 1 0 0 0 12 13 0
    LA ANGELS 0 1 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 6 11 0 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: OAK - CHAD GAUDIN, KIKO CALERO (4TH), HUSTON STREET (6TH), JOE
    KENNEDY (7TH), ALAN EMBREE (9TH) AND KURT SUZUKI
    LAA - BARTOLO COLON, DUSTIN MOSELEY (2ND), CHRIS
    BO

    Jul 24 1:32 AM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY CASEY KOTCHMAN SCORED GARRET ANDERSON.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, C KOTCHMAN ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: OAKLAND 12
    LA ANGELS 6 BOTTOM, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: M IZTURIS (.257, 2-FOR-3)

    Athletics vs. AngelsJul 24 12:44 AM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY MARK ELLIS (11) TO LEFT WITH 2 OUT IN THE
    6TH OFF CHRIS BOOTCHECK.
    CURRENT SCORE: OAKLAND 12, LA ANGELS 5
    DUE UP FOR OAKLAND: M SCUTARO (.246, 2-FOR-3, 2 RBI)

    Athletics vs. AngelsJul 24 12:35 AM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY SHANNON STEWART SCORED MARCO SCUTARO AND KURT
    SUZUKI.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, S STEWART ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: OAKLAND 11
    LA ANGELS 5 TOP, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR OAKLAND: N SWISHER (.256, 1-FOR-2, BB)

    Athletics vs. AngelsJul 24 12:11 AM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    BASES LOADED WALK TO GARY MATTHEWS JR SCORED REGGIE
    WILLITS.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, G MATTHEWS JR ON FIRST, O CABRERA ON SECOND,
    C FIGGINS ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: OAKLAND 9
    LA ANGELS 5 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: C KOTCHMAN (.285, 0-FOR-2)

    Athletics vs. AngelsJul 23 11:54 PM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    BASES LOADED WALK TO ORLANDO CABRERA SCORED MIKE NAPOLI.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, O CABRERA ON FIRST, C FIGGINS ON SECOND, R
    WILLITS ON THIRD, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: OAKLAND 9
    LA ANGELS 4 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: V GUERRERO (.325, 2-FOR-2, RBI)

    Athletics vs. AngelsJul 23 11:44 PM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY REGGIE WILLITS SCORED MAICER IZTURIS.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, R WILLITS ON FIRST, M NAPOLI ON SECOND, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: OAKLAND 9
    LA ANGELS 3 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: C FIGGINS (.321, 0-FOR-0, 2 BB)

    Athletics vs. AngelsJul 23 11:39 PM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    THREE-RUN HOME RUN BY MIKE PIAZZA (2) TO LEFT WITH 2 OUT IN
    THE 4TH OFF DUSTIN MOSELEY SCORED KURT SUZUKI AND SHANNON STEWART.
    CURRENT SCORE: OAKLAND 9, LA ANGELS 2
    DUE UP FOR OAKLAND: D JOHNSON (.249, 1-FOR-2, RBI)

    Athletics vs. AngelsJul 23 11:26 PM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY VLADIMIR GUERRERO SCORED CHONE FIGGINS.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, V GUERRERO ON FIRST, O CABRERA ON SECOND, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: OAKLAND 6
    LA ANGELS 2 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: G ANDERSON (.299, 0-FOR-1)

    Athletics vs. AngelsJul 23 11:08 PM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY MARK ELLIS (10) TO LEFT WITH 1 OUT IN THE
    3RD OFF DUSTIN MOSELEY.
    CURRENT SCORE: OAKLAND 6, LA ANGELS 1
    DUE UP FOR OAKLAND: M SCUTARO (.243, 1-FOR-1, 2 RBI)

    Athletics vs. AngelsJul 23 11:00 PM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY MIKE NAPOLI (9) TO RIGHT CENTER WITH 2 OUT
    IN THE 2ND OFF CHAD GAUDIN.
    CURRENT SCORE: OAKLAND 5, LA ANGELS 1
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: R WILLITS (.301, 0 HR, 27 RBI)

    Athletics vs. AngelsJul 23 10:54 PM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY MIKE PIAZZA SCORED NICK SWISHER.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, 1 LEFT ON, 3 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: OAKLAND 5
    LA ANGELS 0 END TOP, 2ND

    Athletics vs. AngelsJul 23 10:46 PM


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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    OAKLAND 4 4 4 0
    LA ANGELS 0 0 0 (BOT 1)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: OAK - CHAD GAUDIN
    LAA - BARTOLO COLON

    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: C FIGGINS (.321, 1 HR, 31 RBI)
    O CABRERA (.313, 5 HR, 54 RBI)
    V GUERRERO (.321, 14 HR, 78 RB

    Athletics vs. AngelsJul 23 10:24 PM
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