The Los Angeles Angels walloped the Toronto Blue Jays last night 12-6 with Mark Trumbo leading the way with a 5 for 5 evening. Would the Angels be able to continue their offensive hot-streak against R.A. Dickey for the second-game of the series?
It didn’t look promising at first with C.J. Wilson and the Angels making a mess of the first inning tonight. Three Blue Jays crossed the plate before the inning was through on a pair of hits and an Erick Aybar throwing error. But the Angels quickly answered back the very next inning. After Josh Hamilton walked, Mark Trumbo came up and continued where he left off from the previous game with a gigantic home run to dead center field off a R.A. Dickey knuckleball that floated right into the upper part of the strike-zone. It was Trumbo’s 6th hit in a row. He would finish the night 1 for 3.
Two innings later the Angels tied it after a sacrifice fly out to center off the bat of Kole Calhoun that brought home Mike Trout. The Blue Jays tied it up in the bottom of the inning after Moises Sierra knocked a ball to right-field that took a big hop off the carpet and bounced over Kole Calhoun‘s head. Sierra turned it into a triple but then scored on a poor throw from Erick Aybar.
It would be the last run Angels starter C.J. Wilson would allow the Blue Jays to score tonight though. Despite allowing four runs in the first four innings, Wilson was lights out after that and ended the game with six strike-outs in seven innings.
The Angels answered in the 5th inning with a Erick Aybar sacrifice RBI. The game was knotted up until eventually the Angels took the lead in the 8th when after Mike Trout and Josh Hamilton both reached base on hits, Kole Calhoun knocked in his second sac-fly RBI of the night scoring Hamilton.
It would prove to be enough after Dane De La Rosa and Ernesto Frieri combined for two perfect innings of shut-out ball. The Angels are not 7 and 4 in September and will take on the Blue Jays tomorrow at 4:07 pm PT. Garrett Richards takes the hill against J.A. Happ. Richards has allowed just 2 runs in his last 12 1/3 innings.