David Freese was hot hot hot but is not feeling too great. Enter Johnny Mac, the veteran, to swat at knucklers from the nine spot and dig in at the hot corner.
C.J. Cron had a goose egg last night so here Albert back at 1B while Scioscia spares the kid the knuckleball hysteria.
And we get a rare coagulation of Kole and Collin, check it out:
- Kole Calhoun RF
- Mike Trout DH
- Albert Pujols 1B
- Josh HamBone CF
- #VoteGRich, hey wait a minute, Erick Aybar SS
- Howie Kendrick 2B
- Chris Iannetta C
- Collin Cowgill LF
- John McDonald 3B
No word on why the All Star CF needs to be the DH, one would assume rest but shouldn't Father Time Josh Hamilton get that luxury extended? Anyway, play ball... first pitch is at 7:05 PM. Tyler Skaggs takes the hill for the Halos.