Many LA Angels fans probably weren’t feeling too great about the series finale between the Halos and the Tigers on Thursday when they saw who the starting pitcher was.
Jose Quintana was on the bump, and started the game with a 6.12 ERA. He was sent back to the dugout after giving up five earned runs in just 1.1 IP. He left the game with a 6.84 ERA.
Aaron Slegers was bad as usual too, and the Angels were down 10-2 at the end of five. The sixth inning was where the magic started to happen.
The LA Angels rattled off 11 unanswered runs to beat the Tigers 13-10 after the fifth inning.
The LA Angels’ come-from-behind victory gave them the sweep of the series, and the respect they deserve. They are now over .500 again, and to do that while facing the adversity they have this year with all the injuries they’ve faced is massive.
Imagine if they can get Trout back. The Halos have six winnable games coming up; all against under .500 teams (Indians and Orioles). Say they go 4-2 in those games, and come back home with a 66-63 record.
If Trout can get back soon, they have a chance at making a run for the playoffs.
Even if they don’t, this team would never know. They refuse to ever believe that they’re out of a game, and just did the impossible. This team has the most heart out of anybody in Major League Baseball.
I can’t wait to see what happens as Trout and the rotation get healthier. If they can win with Quintana on the mound, it’s going to be a great finish to the season for the Halos if they can keep this up.