Regarding last night: as much as I’m rooting for them, last night was just evidence that this is not a championship-caliber team. (And neither are the Red Sox, btw.) That has been apparent all year. You just don’t blow scoring opportunities like that. They are stuck between weakend vets and inconsistent rookies. I still hope they make it — the last ten days of the season include three versus Texas and seven versus Oakland, so it’s certainly possible — but this is primarily a year of regrouping and adapting. Next year I expect them to be much more dominating. Tonight I am expecting Jered Weaver (who should be 10-0 right now, if Shields hadn’t blown the hold at Fenway) to show his stuff. He made short work of the Yankees lineup, so I don’t think he should have too much trouble — unless the Angels just refuse to score runs, like last night.