Welcome to the club, Ervin Santana!
Angels 6, Twins 2
Tonight's offense finally gave the struggling Santana run support and his first win of the season.
Teamwork, go figure.
I really like what I've been seeing from Mike Trout. As I have mentioned previously, Trout is the epitome of Angels baseball. He makes watching the game that much more exciting and I cannot wait to see what he has to offer our offense in Texas this weekend.
Although Albert Pujols hasn't gone yard since this past weekend, I firmly believe that the series against Texas will give him the extra boost of adrenaline that he needs to continue his hot streak. He's been hitting the ball incredibly hard and that's all you can really ask out of a hitter. Hopefully he'll find the gaps this weekend.
Let's talk Texas.
This is the series I've been waiting for since the beginning of the season. That was also before I knew how rough of a start we were going to have. With the cards the Halos have been dealt, they are in no better position than they are now.
With C.J. Wilson on the hill against the Rangers' new prodigy, Yu Darvish, it is certain to be an excellent match up. Wilson is returning to Texas for the first time since becoming and Angel and I'm sure he is more than stoked to face his old team. Especially Mike Napoli (see Twitter controversy). Issue behind the two of them or not, it's still hilarious and let's face it, people still remember that it happened.
Tonight's win was exactly what Santana and the Angels needed with their trip to Texas coming up.
Expectations may not be high for the Halos, but that leaves room to prove people wrong. There is nothing quite as satisfying as proving someone wrong.
Devil: Be preparred to be made absolute fools of in Arlington. Look back to September 1998. We actually had a chance to bounce the Rangers of the top of the division and we were completely outclassed and embarrassed on national TV, in our own yard. Expect nothing less than that.
Angel: Facing the Rangers is exactly what we need to get this season back to some respectability. Winning this series, if not sweeping the Rangers in THEIR yard will be the first step in taking back the AL West. The first step towards putting an AL Team in the World Series that can actually win.
Devil: Yeah ha ha ha, keep dreaming. You still have the ball and chain that is Mr. Pujols on the roster. He is doing nothing for you now and will keep delivering nothing!
Angel: Let Albert work through this and come back to earth when he ios good & ready, in the meantime, we have the national stage set for us to display Mr. Mike Trout. He will do for us with his speed and ability to hit the baseball in the gaps, what needs to be done. A little splash of a resurgent Torii Hunter and it won't matter what Pujols does/doesn't do....Plus Darvish isn't going to last the season this way especially in Arlington and our two best pitchers give us a SOLID chance to take 2 of 3. Put that in your drink and stir it!!!
Angel: Thats what I thought....let's do this!
Nope. Facing Texas is the sum of all fears for me. These guys aren't ready. Beating up on the Twins just don't leave me as confident as I should be. But this is why they play the games, maybe I'm wrong.