DENVER, CO - JUNE 09: Manager Mike Scioscia #4 of the Los Angeles Angels welcomes Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels back to the dugout after he scored on a sac fly by Albert Pujols #5 of the Los Angeles Angels in the first inning against the Colorado Rockies during Interleague Play at Coors Field on June 9, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
The Angels hit parade made a stop in Colorado this afternoon as they turn out 15 hits(!) and scored in six of nine innings today as they made Rockies lefty starter Jeff Francis season debut a frustrating one.
Mike Trout and Torii Hunter have been the near-perfect 1-2 combo at the top of the lineup after going 6-for-9 these past two games with a combined six hits and six runs between them today. Albert Pujols contributed a 2-run blast in the 6th inning for his ninth HR of the season supporting Angels starter Dan Haren who looked gassed out in the Denver heat today giving up 10 hits and 4 earned runs (all via the long ball) in 5.1 innings.
Tomorrow, Ervin Santana takes the mound in the series finale as the Halos look to sweep the Rockies on the road. If today's game was any indication of how dangerous a flyball at Coors Field can be, look for the team to provide PLENTY of run support or simply be content with a series win.
Panther of the Game?
Mike Trout (398 votes)
Albert Pujols (122 votes)
520 total votes