LTBU: Albert Pujols and Angels Rally to beat the Dodgers

Updated: May 16, 2016

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What A game by the Angels. After sweeping the Mariners, the Angels carry the confidence to the first game of this cross town rivalry.

Shoemaker vs Maeda, it wasn’t much of a pitching battle as most thought, each had a strong first inning. Shoemaker, allowed two runs in the second inning after surrendering some walks. This did not faze the Angels, they retaliated in the third inning scoring 4 runs. Perez, doubled to lead it off, then he was doubled in by, Gregorio Petit. The bases were loaded for, Mike Trout. Trout, smacks a ball to left, scores two runs, and the Angels took the lead in the third. Pujols, added to that lead and singles to center scoring, Calhoun, making it a 4-2 ballgame.

Fast forward to the fourth inning, Thompson hits a solo shot to center to trim the lead down to one run. Shoemaker, composed himself and worked his way out of it. Shoe, exited the game only to be relieved by, Jose Alvarez. It wasn’t until the seventh inning, Pujols, singled up the middle with the bases loaded, scoring two. With, Trout, moved to third, and Pujols on first, a sac fly extends the lead to 7-3 Angels. Lack of efficiency by the overworked bullpen surrendered another 3 runs. A one run ballgame was closed down by Fernando Salas. The Angels win, final score 7-6 Halos. Nava exited the game with groin tightness, will receive an MRI tomorrow.

Tonight, we received a better start from, Shoemaker. He was very shaky in the second inning, but was able to bear down and give the Halos a chance to win it. The offense was no slouch either, it is possible the sleeping giant in then Angel offense is awakened. Watch, Weaver, take the mound at Dodger stadium @ 7:10 PDT.

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