Ervin Santana continues his fiery dominance on the mound with another gem of a CG 1-run ball. Vernon Wells receives a standing ovation from the fans at Rogers Centre. Truly a bizzaro evening in Toronto as the Halos quiet the Blue Birds 5-1.
If Santana doesn't have a theme song, Ain't no stoppin me now would be the perfect fit for him and his pitching ways. Simply dominating through the first eight innings before he ran into some trouble in the ninth. Voodoo struck out Yunel Escobar to open the frame but would surrender a solo shot to Eric Thames and then issuing a walk to Jose "Joey Bats" Bautista. With closer Jordan Walden warming in the bullpen, Santana focused his voodoo magic to get Adam Lind to hit into the game ending 4-6-3 double play and improve his record to 9-8 on the season all while turning in a game score of 73.
It didn't take long for the fun to begin as Erick Aybar made a spectacular stop behind 2nd base to start an inning-ending 6-4-3 double play to end the Blue Jay 1st inning. Vernon Wells, who made his return to Toronto since the much-maligned trade of the decade, received a standing ovation during the Angels 2nd inning prior to his AB (Watch it HERE). Those cheers quickly turned to jeers as Wells took Brendan Morrow's first offering deep to left-center field for the first run and hit of the game. It would be his only productive AB of the game, finishing 1 for 4 with an RBI.
Tack on some insurance runs by Alberto Callaspo, Bobby Abreu, Torii Hunter, and Peter Bourjos and El Meneo had all the run support he would need to continue his winning ways against the Blue Jays this evening.
Did anyone catch the Colonel sighting?
Panther of the game (eh)?
Santana's FIRE (334 votes)
Wilson's CERA (76 votes)
410 total votes