Today’s day game out in Toronto was broadcast on Facebook, so I wont hold it against you if you didn’t watch. If you did, then the gamble of going on Facebook actually paid off for once, as fans witnessed the Halos turning in another offensive dynamo day from their lineup. They scored a bevy of runs, with help from just about everybody in the lineup, and on the flipside, Nick Tropeano had himself a heck of a day on the bump and all but stymied the home town Jays. This is the good stuff right here.
The Halos finished the day with 12 hits overall, and with five guys in the lineup getting multi-hit games (Albert Pujols, Justin Upton, Shohei Ohtani, Martin Maldonado and Andrelton Simmons all had two-hit afternoons), and a few others, like that Mike Trout guy, pitching in to do their part. Pujols and Maldonado did the heaviest lifting on the driving in runs side of things, with Pujols having two RBI and Maldonado driving home three. Mike Trout had one hit, but it was a beauty of a homer, which paired nicely with Albert Pujols’ big fly in the top of the ninth. When the dust settled, the Blue Jays had found themselves at the wrong end of a 8-1 deficit and they were going to be the next losers to be put on blast on Facebook.
That big lead was largely in part to Nick Tropeano’s time as starter, as he went 7.1 innings of well-balanced attack and crispness, giving up just four hits to that aforementioned single run, but he also struck out six Blue Jays while he was at it. That’s a studly showing from NiTro, and it is going to have Angels fans begging for more of that, to put it mildly. The kid has it in him, that’s for sure.
So by 12:35 PM PST, the Angels had already done their work for the day, and boy did they do it well. Almost TOO well, because now I want another encore. That’s two wins in a row...why not make it three? If the bats and the pitching do what they did today, then you can go ahead and book it.