Angels 8, Orioles 3
It was Mike Trout’s day. That cannot be disputed.
It all started with ESPN writer Jeff Passan’s article. He documented the story of Gavin Edelson, just your everyday kid who loves Trout. Trout was able to talk with Gavin last year when the Angels visited Baltimore, even promising that he would hit a HR that day. He delivered.
Trout made the same exact promise Friday night.
Seven-year-old Baltimore native Gavin Edelson came to see his favorite player Mike Trout… pic.twitter.com/wRDpz7WYhc— Los Angeles Angels (@Angels) May 11, 2019
He later added an RBI double and a walk.
Trevor Cahill got the start, and coming off a disastrous outing in Mexico, he pitched well. He lasted 6 innings, only giving up two runs and probably could have stayed in the game for more, had there not been a lengthy rain delay after the sixth inning. Although the box score line seemed good, I was rather disappointed in Cahill’s performance. Tom Hallion, the home plate umpire, is known to have a big strike zone, and he proved it early in the game. Yet, Cahill was seemingly unable or unwilling to hit corners, leaving the ball up and in the middle of the zone very frequently.
Kole Calhoun tripled in a run in the second inning in his resurgence, and the Angels batted around in the fifth to seal the game. Andrelton Simmons tallied four hits, and is now hitting over .300.
After the rain delay, three very unusual things happened. Chris Davis homered, David Fletcher struck out, and Cody Allen pitched a scoreless inning.
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