Look out! The rookies are on a rampage!!! Run for your lives!!!! We are going to be crushed under this avalanche of runs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Holy home runs, Batman! What got into the Angel Kiddie Corps tonight? Trumbo smacks a homer, a double and 4 RBIs. Not to be outdone, Bourjos matched Trumbo's power output and raised him a four-hit game. Finally, Conger "only" drove in two runs on two hits. Really it was the kind of night that Angel management must dream of. Not only did we get to see the kind of potential that the youngsters have, but we also saw the Halo offense come to life with essentially no help from the top part of the lineup.
As I detailed earlier today, the Angel offense has been only marginally better than last season and very much in need of an identity. Both of those problems can quickly find a solution if the trio of youngsters is able to become consistent producers. Clearly they won't always all hit like they did tonight, but if Trumbo can become a consistent power threat, Bourjos can keep mixing in some pop with his blazing speed and Conger can prove that his bat is MLB ready, then this Halo lineup suddenly has a lot more depth and thus a lot more versatility when it comes to trying to push runs across the plate from game to game.