Jerome Williams Hospitalized After Short Start

ANAHEIM, CA - JUNE 18: Jerome Williams #57 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim pitches against the San Francisco Giants at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on June 18, 2012 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)

Final Score in Anaheim: Angels 3, Giants 5

Angels pitcher Jerome Williams was taken to a nearby hospital after he complained of being short of breath after his removal from the game in the fourth inning. It was not immediately apparent that he was ill when Mike Scioscia took him out of the game.

He had allowed two hits, a stolen base and a groundout in the bottom of the fourth when the Angels manager came to get the ball from him on the mound. In all, Williams threw 75 pitches, 40 for strikes. He allowed 4 runs on 7 hits and walked 4, striking out 3 and was the losing pitcher.

The Angels offense was a gutless monstrosity of walking away form the win. Bobby Wilson grounded into a double play with men on first and third, a HR having already plated a run and Matt Cain on the ropes. Right there, the wind went out of the sails. Later, Albert Pujols grounded out with the bases loaded. The Giants pitchers dodged bullets all night after loading the gun themselves. Some real highlights made for an enjoyable game in the early going: Mark Trumbo hit his 16th HR and Mike Trout stole three bases in the game.

Jerome's wife Sarah told MLB's Bob Nightengale that he would be kept in the hospital overnight to be examined after suffering what she described as "breathing problems".

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