When can we declare that it’s Mike Trout’s world and we’re just living in it? Maybe after last night when he scored twice and drove in a third run to help lead the Angles over the Dodgers 3-2. It wasn’t an easy win for the Halos however when you face the team with the best record in baseball, nothing is. When you don’t capitalize on opportunities you also don’t make it easier on yourself, like the Angels did.
The first inning wasn’t good. After two singles and a walk to Mark Trumbo, Howard Kendrick grounded into a double play. In the bottom half, Dee Gordon walked and Elian Herrera hit a ground rule double. Andre Ethier drove in Gordon with a groundout. Former Angel Bobby Abreu walked. After a pop out Garrett Richards threw away a pickoff attempt which lead to a run. In the second the Angles got two guys on but couldn’t capitalize. In the third, the Angels again loaded the bases with two out, but Errick Aybar grounded out to end the inning.
In the fourth, Richards got on a single but got picked off by Chris Capuano, right before Mike Trout hit one almost in the second deck, which cut the lead to 2-1. In the sixth, Aybar doubled and with two out Trout drove him home with a single to tie the game at 2. It stayed that way until the ninth when with one out, Trout walked and stole a base, then Albert Pujols drove him home with the eventual game winning run. Give credit to the Angles bullpen, as they pitched four scoreless innings giving up only one hit.
MVP of the day: Mike Trout: when you’re involved in all of the runs for the game and hit a home run almost to the moon, you deserve it.