Halo Highlights-Fister Shuts Down Angels

By Jason Evans

For whatever reason, it seems that anytime a team scores a ton of runs one day, the next day they get shut down. It’s one of the little quirks that make baseball so much. The Angels weren’t immune to this last night, as after scoring 13 runs, they could only muster two off of Doug Fister, as the Tigers beat the Angels 7-2.

July 18, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; Los Angeles Angels pitching coach Mike Butcher (23) talks to starting pitcher C.J. Wilson (33) and catcher John Hester (41) during the second inning against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE

The Angels kicked off the scoring when Albert Pujols hit his 17th homer of the year. The Tigers responded right away, when with two out, Miguel Cabrera walked, Prince Fielder singled and Delmon Young drove in Cabrera with a single. The bottom of the second was where it all went wrong for the Angels. Brennan Boesch doubled, Gerald Laird walked and Danny Worth singled. Ryan Raburn drove in Boesch with a single. Cabrera’s groundout moved runners over and drove a run in and Fielder brought Worth and Raburn home with a single. In the fifth, after a single and a walk, Boesch drove a run in with another double. The Angels got a run in the ninth, when Mike Trout tripled and Torii Hunter drove him in with a ground out.

C.J. Wilson had been great all year. He was due for a clinker. Doug Fister was great for Detroit, striking out 10 over eight strong innings. You throw this kind of game out and go right back at it tomorrow. The Angels will look for a split of the four game set when Jerome Williams will take on Max Scherzer at 1:05 ET/10:05PT.