Carlos Perez sparks Angel offense

By Ryan Whitehead

With the catching situation in desperate need of hitting, the Angels made a move that sent down back-up catcher Drew Butera for catching prospect Carlos Perez. Perez was given his first major league start in tonights game against the Seattle Mariners.

Sure enough the young 23 year old from Venezuela got a hanging breaking ball in the bottom of the ninth and belted a home run to left field to win the game. Angels fans have to be excited that Perez can be a sign of hope to spark the offense back up.

Perez had been batting pretty well in Triple A Salt Lake City with a .361 batting average along with a couple home runs. Perez became the first major league player since Miguel Cabrera hit one  for the Marlins in 2003. Perez was able to get offensive help from his teammates as Erick Aybar and Johnny Giavotella drove in runs on RBI singles ,which tied the game in the eighth inning.

Angels fans are now asking the question; how long will Perez be up with the big club? He has certainly made his mark in his first game. This could be a wake up call for Chris Iannetta, who has struggled so far this season. Perez will enjoy the gatorade bath for right now and fans can hope to see more offensive spark for the Angels.