Efren Navarro and Hank Conger started the scoring with RBI doubles in the fourth inning but it was Conger who nearly stole the show finishing with 5 RBI on the day including a three run blast in the sixth. Angels 3B Ian Stewart departed after being hit in the hand with the pitch as he swung. No word yet on whether he will be placed on the DL
Angels ace Jered Weaver gave up an early run in the home half of the frame but was cruising along until trouble in the 7th. After retiring Edwin Encarnacion on a slow curve ball, Weaver would surrender a double, single and a walk to load the bases. Butcher came out and made the call to pull Weaver and insert Michael Kohn into the game with one out. Kohn got a crucial pop out to third and a called strike three to end the frame, strand the bases loaded (maintaining his 100% strand rate this season).
Fernando Salas pitched the 8th but surrendered a two run double and got only one out. Former starter Hector Santiago got the next two batters to pop out and ground out to end the Blue Jay eighth. Mike Morin would pitch a 1-2-3 clean inning in the ninth, with his mom in attendance, to light that baby up!
Happy Mother's Day everyone!
Update (2:44 PM): Word is that x-ray results on Stewart's hand are negative.