Originally written on Monkey with a Halo  |  Last updated 11/14/14

Hey, I remember these guys. Agressive baserunning and situational hitting. Quality starting pitching and solid defense. It's like whatever aliens had been inhabiting the LA Angels' uniforms were beamed back home for at least one night. Now let's see if they can keep it up.

Angels 6 Blue Jays 2

Game Notes

-- Alright let's not get ahead of ourselves about the Albert Pujols benching. Sure, Albert was frosty with the media with his "Go ask the Manager", but if your boss told you to take a forced vacation wouldn't you be a bit pissed as well? I think we all agree that Pujols will certainly be in the line-up tomorrow.
-- CJ Wilson was very steady tonight. He walked a few more than he would like, but if he turns in that type of performance on a regular basis, we can all breathe a bit easier. 
-- Ernesto Frieri is the real deal. I know it's only one outing but his fastball has a ton of movement (almost Scot Shields like) and he seems very calm on the mound. I don't see him as a closer, but he could be the set-up men of the future when Jordan Walden gets his stuff sorted out.
-- Anyone else notice that Howie Kendrick seems to really struggle with the bases loaded. Seems like everytime he comes up in this type of situation he strikes out or hits a week grounder. Howie is really good but I'm not sure I trust him in pressure moments.

Halo Hero

How much do you love Mike Trout right now? The diving catch in center was a thing of beauty. The solo home run to give the Angels the lead was awesome. The hustle double to get an insurance run was breathtaking. But my favorite at bat was the sac fly he hit. In most cases, a young ballplayer gets over anxious and does something stupid but not our Trouty. All he did was ease back and do what needed to be done. This is why everyone thinks he's the man. I agree.             

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