3 Things We Learned from the Angels’ 5-2 win over Houston

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Updated: April 18, 2017

The horrible streak is finally over. In fact two horrible streaks are over as the Anaheim Angels had themselves a successful night in Houston with a 5-2 victory over the Astros.

First, it took over 21 innings for the Halo’s to finally score a single run, second, the Angels also broke a six game losing streak which was looking as if it was going to continue for ever. Let’s talk about the game.

1. Halo’s pitching is improving after dreadful start

Angels starting pitching over last four games: 25.1 IP, 6 R (5 ER) – 1.78 ERA… 10 games prior: 5.16 ERA. Ricky Nolasco had another excellent start for the Halos as he went six innings, allowed two earned runs which came of both solo shots in the 3rd Inning. Nolasco only had those two minor errors in the 3rd, and throughout the game looked in control.

2. Albert Pujols can still hit the ball….very far 

Got some interesting facts for you guys here. After hitting his 593 all-time home run, Pujols gave the Angels a 5-2 lead and made some history. 20 of Albert Pujols’ last 33 home runs have either tied the game or given the a lead. Albert Pujols now has 29 career HR at Minute Maid Park. The most all-time by a visiting player Albert Pujols now has sole possession of second all-time in GIDP with 338, Cal Ripken Jr. leads MLB history with 350

3. Kole Calhoun is in a major slump

The last time Kole Calhoun registered a hit was April 13th against the Texas Rangers. It has been a total of five games since Calhoun has made contact with the ball well as his batting average has dropped from .316 to .218. Today he had four strikeouts in five at bats. The Angels No. 2 seems to be another problem as well. Calhoun alone left five people on base today.

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