That’s what it says in print anyway. Not only was the Angels-White Sox tilt not on MLB.tv but there aren’t any highlights to be found either. Whether it happened in a vacuum or not, Albert Pujols continued his hot spring by belting his first two home runs as a Halo on Wednesday. White Sox reliever-turn-starter Chris Sale threw three pitches to Pujols. The first one hit the new Angels star and the third one shot out of the park for a three run home run. Pujols added his second bomb in the fifth inning against Anthony Carter.
While spring stats and the small sample sizes that accompany them are mainly meaningless, Pujols’ .500/.545/1.063 line in his first seven spring games must have Angels fans giddy for April. Not to be outdone, Howie Kendrick went 3-3 and hit his second home run of the spring. Same rules apply but Kendrick is the leading hitter in baseball so far with a .611/.619/1.000 line.
It wasn’t all sunshine and puppy dogs for the Angels on Wednesday. Ervin Santana was knocked out of the game after an inning and a third by an Alexei Ramirez liner to the shoulder. Scott Merkin of MLB.com is reporting it’s just a shoulder bruise and Santana is day-to-day.
Mike Trout remains unable to play due to the flu-like symptoms he’s been suffering from for most of the spring. Mike Scioscia hopes to have the top prospect DH in the next few games. I plan on not being able to work after St. Patrick’s Day due to my own flu-like symptoms.