ANAHEIM, CA - SEPTEMBER 24: Torii Hunter #48 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim hits a two run home run in the sixth inning against the Oakland Athletics in the first inning on September 24, 2011 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
The Angels are 2.5 games behind the Red Sox with 4 games left to play. The Red Sox have 5 more games, beginning with a doubleheader against the Yankees on Sunday. In between Boston and Anaheim are the Rays, a mere 1.5 games behind the disappearing Chowds.
Williams allowed 5 hits and 2 walk in 6.1 IP. The bullpen held the Oakland Alsorans until the 9th inning where a walk turned into a second run but, let's face it, Waldo had electric gas tonight and the tying run coming to the plate did not even faze him or you or me. Torii's bomb had put this one in the refrigerator long before.
Mark Trumbo left the game with a sore knee. Efren Navarro would have gotten an AB if the bottom of the 8th inning had extended one more batter. Oh well, the kid looked a lot better in uniform than in his rookie hazing outfit.
Panther of the Game
Torii Hunter (144 votes)
Jerome Williams (120 votes)
264 total votes