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Send the Angels to the HR Derby! They homer aplenty to take the series

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The Angels had as many homers as the Tigers had hits.

MLB: Los Angeles Angels at Detroit Tigers
La Stella vs. Calhoun. Who ya got?
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Angels 13, Tigers 0

Maybe Matthew Boyd is just really good. After all, he has a league-leading 2.30 FIP and a 0.93 WHIP, and should probably garner some Cy Young consideration if he keeps it up. Whatever it is, the Angel bats that were stymied yesterday came back in a fury today.

Send! Them! All! To! The! HR! Derby!

Tommy La Stella and Kole Calhoun continue their epic duel for the team lead in HRs. They are now tied at the top with 9 each. Mike Trout, slacking, only has 7.

Of course, the big story of the day was Albert Pujols, who reached 2000 career RBIs with a third-inning HR. He flipped his bat in style.

There were many unsung heroes in the game. Every hitter who took an at-bat for the Angels, even Brian Goodwin, who pinch hit for Trout in the eighth, garnered at least one hit. Even Justin Bour! Shohei Ohtani laced the ball a few times as he looks to get his timing back.

Felix Peña got an opener, Luke Bard, but he was pretty good himself. It seems that an opener for Peña is very effective. He worked seven scoreless innings,

Kevan Smith was another player who had a really good game. He came to the plate five times, reached thrice, and scorched a liner into left that was caught in a nice diving play.

Finally, this:

What a game! The POTG was the entire Angels team, determined by executive decision. It was a team effort!

Instead, the poll will be this:

Poll

If you got a milestone baseball, what would you do?

This poll is closed

  • 16%
    Keep it
    (49 votes)
  • 83%
    Return to player
    (251 votes)
300 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who do you support in the great HR war of ‘19?

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  • 50%
    Tommy La Stella
    (123 votes)
  • 49%
    Kole Calhoun
    (119 votes)
242 votes total Vote Now