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Mathis’ Second Double’s the Charm: Backup Catcher Keeps Angels Alive

class="wp-caption-text">Jeff Mathis reacts after his double scored Howie Kendrick all the way from first for the winning run, giving the Angels life in their series against the Yankees. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

In the bottom of the 10th inning of Game Two of the American League Championship Series, Anaheim Angels backup catcher Jeff Mathis clocked a ringing leadoff double into the left-field gap against New York Yankees reliever Phil Hughes. After the double, Fox announcers Joe Buck and Tim McCarver implored the Angels to pinch-run the faster Reggie Wilits for Mathis. It seemed like a good decision, as the Angels carry a third catcher, Bobby Wilson, on their roster. But manager Mike Scioscia stuck with Mathis.

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