The Angels' playoff hopes have a faint pulse, but it is nice to see that the team isn't just going to roll over and play dead as they took Toronto to the woodshed and inched themselves just a little bit closer in the wild card race.
With Joel Pineiro taking the mound, this easily could've gone south in a hurry. He's been hit-or-miss (mostly miss) lately and a lousy performance would've dealt the Angels a crushing blow to their confidence. But instead, Joel, well, he failed to suck. Which turned out to be good enough because the bats came out hard to back him up. Yay for timely run support!
Now the Angels have the slightest little bit of momentum again. With the Big Three coming up in the rotation, they are set up perfectly to take the next three games to keep putting the pressure on the faltering Red Sox, and maybe even the Rangers too if they ever lose another game.