Sep 22, 2012; Anaheim, CA, USA; Los Angeles Angels pitcher Dan Haren (24) pitches against the Chicago White Sox during the second inning at the Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-US PRESSWIRE
The Angels pulled to 2.5 games from the postseason with a victory over the Chicago White Sox in a game that started off smelling like a blowout but finishing like a sprint across a tightrope on fire.
Dan Haren pitched six great innings and then had a little hiccup in the seventh. He never trailed in the game as the Angels offense got four runs in the first inning. It would be all the team needed and, like a stuffed diner sending the late courses back to the chef, the offense ignored ample scoring opportunities, including a bases-loaded, no out situation.
Ernesto Frieri finally got his twentieth Save, Giving up a hit but best of all striking out the most infamous fat pig in all of the Chicago slaughterhouses, A.J. Pierzynski for the second out of the scoreless ninth. More good news: Jered Weaver takes the mound for the Angels on Sunday afternoon to finish this three game series! Until then, light up your halo, wherever it might be!
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Panther of the Game
Dan Haren (219 votes)
Garett Richards (42 votes)
261 total votes