Just hours after Arte Moreno and Jerry Dipoto rolled out a new contract that locked up Mike Trout for the rest of this decade, sending shockwaves throughout baseball that reached right up under the baby-shit tan seats of a half-empty Dodger Stadium, the late-inning Angel scrubs gave way to the late-inning Dodger scrubs and allowed Doyer fans one last glimpse of any joy mere moments before the entire contest would be called due to dullness. As they sat in trapped in their cars, sucking their own fumes, knowingly lost in the fact that The Greatest Player in Baseball is right here in Southern California, all they can see is red. But at least they know that they pulled out a 5-4 win in a slop-fest Friday night filled with 5 errors and nearly 30 runners left on base.
Garrett Richards was so-so, with 3 earned runs over 5.1 innings. Josh Hamilton opened the game with a 3-run jack. And La Habra took over the night with a 5.1 earthquake that reminded us all that this moment belongs to OC.