Angels went into today's game hoping to salvage at least one win after being crushed by homeruns on Friday, and crushed by one home run last night. While the Orioles did manage to hit a homerun (just one), so did the Angels as they went on to crush the orange birds and send them off to Houston with tears in their eyes. We lost the series, but who cares? We CRUSHED the Orioles in game 3 and that feels pretty damn good.
Weaver gives up A LOT of home runs, but he was dealing early in the game and only gave up 2 hits through the first 5 innings. Just like Shoemaker the night before, Weaver had his best outing of the season, but this time he received a lot of run support - and by a lot, I mean double digits. It's pretty hard to lose when you get that much run support, but Weaver had this game locked in.
The first couple innings where pretty uneventful, aside from a run in the second, but the third inning provided all the runs need by the Angels. Escobar, Cron, and Pujols all doubled in the 5 run inning. The Angels plated all 9 batters in that exciting frame.
Schoop there it is! The Orioles were held scoreless until Jonathan Schoop hit a 2 run homer in the 7th inning, the only runs scored by the pesky orange birds all game. Of course the Angle said, "Not in our house", and answer those 2 runs with 4 of their own, including a Mike Trout stolen base and a Carlos Perez 3-run homer. Like Pujols and Giavotella, Perez has been heating up.
Not much happened after that with Cam Bedrosian and Deolis Guerra finsihing off the game with two hitless and walk-less innings to put the icing on this cake. Guerra was called up yesterday after A.J. Achter was optioned to Salt Lake.
The Angels head to Texas tomorrow, so going in hot is a great thing. Jered Weaver ended the game with 7 innings, 5 hits and one walk with 6 Ks. The Angels had 13 hits, 3 walks, and only 3 Ks. This is the stuff of champions. This is what it looks like when all cylinders are clicking. Crushing the Orioles, despite a HR by Schoop, is the perfect end to the weekend.