The Angels extended their season high win streak to six games with a 5-2 win over the Kansas City Royals. Jason Vargas put together another solid outing as Mike Trout continued to lead the offense with his bat, legs, glove, and super powers given to him by our yellow sun. Vargas pitched into the 8th inning while Garrett Richards came in for the save. Vargas’s stat line for the night, seven and a third innings pitched, five hits, two earned runs, four walks, and two strikeouts.
The Halos offense had a little trouble breaking through while facing Royals sinker-baller Luis Mendoza. Mendoza, who looks a bit like Tarzan’s special needs little brother, Tarvam… allowed only one earned run.
Mike Trout got the offense started in the top of the third scoring on a wild pitch. The Royals tied it up in the bottom of the third when Methuselah Tejada, excuse me, Miguel Tejada, homered to left off of Vargas. The Royals then took a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the 5th with a Chris Getz RBI single up the middle with you guessed it… 2 outs.
The Angels struck back quickly though with a Chris Iannetta homer in the top of the 6th, his 5th of the season, and then finally broke through and didn’t look back in the top of the seventh when Mark Trumbo brought Mike Trout home with an RBI single, followed by an RBI sac fly from Howie Kendrick, capped off with an RBI double from Alberto Callaspo to give the Angels a 5-2 lead.
With the victory, the Angels not only improve their record to 21-27, but look out!!! they claw their way ahead of the Mariners in the standings and more importantly, stay within 10 games back of the division leading Texas Rangers. The Angels also ensured themselves of a series split with Kansas City.
Game time tomorrow is 2:00 Kansas City time and Billy Buckner, no relation to Sawx wicked great Bill Bucknah, makes his Angels debut tomorrow as the Halos go for win number seven in a row.
No pressure Buckner… no pressure.