One of the best people to follow on twitter is Angels Media relations Intern Jacob Jaffe if only for nuggets such as this:
This is only the Angels' third Alberto-less lineup in the last two seasons. Only other games without Pujols or Callaspo: Aug. 24 & 26, 2012.— Jacob Jaffe (@Jacob_Jaffe) May 31, 2013
So what exactly does a lineup without an Alberto in it look like?
- Erick Aybar at SS
- Mike Trout in CF
- Hot Howie Kendrick at 2B
- Big Mark Trumbo playing RF
- Back Spasm Josh Hamilton is the DH tonight
- Chris Iannetta is Catching
- Brendan Harris will mash from 1B
- The other Chris, Chris Nelson plays 3B
J.B. Shuck patrols Left Field
and on the mound, returning from the restricted list is Tommy Hanson. Perhaps it is just because it is the Astros or maybe it's the time of year or maybe it's the time of man but it seems this is a Friday rested and ready lineup that will help us get ourselves back to .500.