Walk Offs Abounds in the Angels System Last Night

By Michael Hllywa

The Angels walk off win last night against the Cardinals may not have been improbable, but it was highly unlikely. Adam Wainwright was on cruise control, and when Mike Matheny pulled him in the ninth, he brought in Edward Mujica who was a perfect 21 for 21 in save chances. The rest, as they say, is history.

Not to be outdone by Josh Hamilton‘s game-tying home run and Erick Aybar‘s two-out heroics, the Salt Lake Bees had there own bit of ninth inning magic happen last night. Magic that handily won them the “sweetest walk off win of the night for an Angels affiliate” award.

In the bottom of the ninth inning, with the bases jacked, Angels farm hand Kole Calhoun did this:

That bat flip. /Swoon

Calhoun would be a starting outfielder for a number of big league clubs. But with J.B. Shuck hitting near .300 as a backup/platoon patrner for the oft injured Peter Bourjos, the gritty, lefty, outfielder-off-the-bench type is already filled. Although, with Tommy Hanson on the DL, the Angels could use the ginger presence.

Suffice to say, Calhoun is left to smash away in the high altitude of Salt Lake City, something he has done quite well this season. Is there still time to start a “Kole Smash” meme?