Oh man did my heart drop after watching Jered Weaver walk off the mound after just 12 pitches. I was feeling a bit better when it was announced that Weaver suffered a lower back injury.
I hope that’s all.
It was nice to see Torii Hunter back in the dugout. He doesn’t appear to have that little kick in his step, which is understandable.
He had to be a bit happier after Mark Trumbo hit a walk off home run in the bottom of the 9th, giving the Halos a hard-earned 9-8 win.
Trumbo’s shot was a no doubter, carrying deep over the wall in left.
Angel fans, dressed as Yankee fans, cheered loudly when the ball left the park.
Up to that point, it was a back and forth game.
Really, I thought this would be an Angels trouncing after the New Yorkers went up 3-0 after half an inning.
However, the Angels showed the same resiliency they showed over their past trip, battling back for 4 in the bottom of the 1st.
Kendrys Morales is heating up, going 5-9, with a home run and 5 RBI over the past 2 games. To me, he is the key to the Angels season.
When the Angels offense is clicking like it was on Monday, it is fun to watch. The Halos pounded out 15 hits, with every player reaching base at least once.
The Angels offense was clicking, but the defense was dreadful. 3 errors for the a team that prides itself on being tight with the glove.
The pitching after Weaver left was passable. 5 guys threw innings for the Halos, with everyone except Jordan Walden giving up one run. Walden, who threw 2 innings for the first time in his career, got the win.
Best thing was the Angels didn’t have to use Ernesto Frieri and Scott Downs. They’ll nee them the next couple days.
That is, unless the Angels offense continues to stay hot.
About the Author
Written by Bill Mahoney
O'kay I'll talk about myself a little. I've been working in the television/radio industry for over 21 years. I started at 2 so I am just a tad over 21 (That is a joke). My career has taken me around and and even out of the United States. Right now I call Vegas home, but I just never know where life will take me next. Until 2002 my irrational love for the California/Anaheim/LAA had taken me down some very dark roads, but with Arte Moreno in charge I finally saw the a light at the end of the road. I really love most every sports and having as much fun as possible.