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Mike Trout hit his 4th home run in his 4th consecutive game, this one being the go-ahead, winning, run in a 5-3 victory over the ChiSox. But last night he had help. Calhoun 3-run homer, for one thing.

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Jesse Chavez might not have had the strongest of starts, but he went long. 7 innings, giving up 3 earned runs on 5 hits and a walk against 5 K's. But holding the White Sox to 3 runs is important, since the White Sox have one of the best starting rotations in baseball this year (bested in ERA only by the Dodgers).

Kole Calhoun got things back on track with a 3-run jack just prior to Trout's. It would be good for Calhoun to come back up to speed. We have 4 guys in that lineup last night who are not even hitting their own weight.

Have some Not--Much-Happened-Yesterday Links:


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A Little Bit of Angels News

Trout Porn: Even though he took most of the week off, he still ended up having a career week for most players...........

More Trout Porn: Yeah Trout is getting better. Like, duh. He is only now just starting to enter the first of his prime years............

Even more Trout Porn: Meanwhile, Trout and Bryce Harper are off to kick-ass starts to the 2017 season. Since I point this out about phenomenal starts elsewhere (Trevor Story and Bryce Harper last year, Aaron Judge this year), it's only fair to point out that so far Trout has faced some pretty week pitching staffs. In the AL, the Rangers rank 6th, the Royals rank 8th and the Blue Jays rank 11th. But the A's (13th) and Mariners (14th) are way down there. They just got out of the AL West, and the Tigers are dead last (15th). The White Sox, though, are 1st in the League, tied with Houston..........

The Angels might not be ruling out an Andrew Heaney return this season, but let's get real. Not with the way our medical history is running.............


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Everywhere In Baseball

Your chance to own the founding constitution that launched the National League and formalized baseball in America happens to be here in Orange County. It's at SPC Auctions in  Laguna Niguel and can be yours, should be provide the winning bid at auction. Search your sofa. It's expected to rake in more than $3 million..........

The "Win" ain't gonna get killed any time soon, even though even pitchers are aware that it doesn't stand up well against most other ways of measure effectiveness. But it has too much momentum, and is just too quaint............

I wonder if MLB hamstring issues happen most often in April/May? We have Trout & Escobar. There are many others Yeonis Cespedes, Hunter Pence, Kendrys Morales Ian Kennedy, etc.), most recently Carlos Gomez of the Rangers. If true, I blame the trainers..........

Don't you wish you had a staff of starters healthy enough for people to wonder if any of them were finally losing their dominance? Yeah. Me too, No empathy for you, Chicago Cubs,,,,,,,,,,,

Now we're talkin'. Upgrade the National League to the DH............

Derek Jeter had a career BA of .310. Pretty nice, actually. But one of MLB's most feared?? The guy whose BA in high leverage situations was not one sliver higher than what he did all the other time? This is merely topical hype............

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The Duffle Bag

Nice snag, Mr. Angels fan..........Even nicer snag, Ms. Marlins fan..............Indians manager Terry Francona just cannot stop pwning Rays' skipper Kevin Cash. Considering that Francona had a career bWAR of -2.9, and his millisecond of a 1990 was a -100 OPS+, I would think Cash has lots of opportunity for revenge...........

OT: What's this world coming to? Stealing Girl Scout cookies? 3000 boxes???............

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Jordan Serena Destiny Watch

The Columbia Fireflies are not the only minor league team with a potential superstar of faith. J-Ser, too, is a man of faith. And between Serena and Tebow, it's Serena with the gorgeous girlfriend...........

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