LAst Night's Action: Another Angels Bullpen Meltdown
Detroit Tigers defeat LA Angels 8-6. One would never had mistaken the pitching matchup of Rick Porcello and Ervin Santana as a pitchers' duel.
With the Tigers holding a 2-1 lead in the fifth inning Mike Trout tied the game with an RBI single, but the Angels weren't done. Torii Hunter hit a two-run double and Albert Pujols' double added another run as the Angels seemingly took control of the game.
Angels pitching being what it is, Santana gave two runs back in the bottom half of the fifth to keep the Tigers within striking distance.
The Tigers struck in the seventh inning starting with a leadoff single by Quintin Berry off of reliever Hisanori Takahashi. Angels manager Mike Scioscia gave Takahashi the quick hook and put it LaTroy Hawkins. It didn't get better.
After getting Miguel Cabrera to ground out, a "big out" according to the Angels broadcasters, and intentionally walking Prince Fielder, Berry stole third base and scored on Delmon Young's sacrifice fly to tie the game.
Santa Monica native Brennan Boesch must have been a Dodger fan growing up since he then hit a two-run homer to tie the game. Guess that out wasn't that big after all.
The double perhaps was most welcoming for Hunter who has slipped this month. After hitting .319 in June, Hunter came into the game batting only .171 this month.
Philadelphia Phillies defeat LA Dodgers 3-2. Not enough offense for the Dodgers.
Laker Girls Tryouts. Auditions for next season's Laker Girls squad is Saturday, July 21. Registration starts at 9 a.m. at the Lakers practice facility in El Segundo. If you think you have the stuff here are the criteria:
- Must be 18 or older
- Eight years dance experience recommended
- Bring photo and resume (headshot preferred)
- Only dance or athletic shoes with non-marking bottom allowed
- Must dress in a leotard or briefs & crop top - with flesh colored tights
- No guests or spectators allowed
Kings Sign King. The Kings and forward Dwight King agreed to a two-year contract. The 23-year old was brought up from Manchester on Feb. 10 and notched 14 points (5 goals, 9 assists) in 27 games for a plus-3 rating. In the Stanley Cup Playoffs that led to Kings first Stanley Cup, King scored five goals with three assists. Four of the five goals came in the Western Conference Finals against the Phoenix Coyotes.
According to Rich Hammond of LA Kings Insider the contract will pay out $750,000 per year.
LA Angels at Detroit Tigers. 4:05 p.m. FSWesgt, AM 830 KLAA.
Philadelphia Phillies at LA Dodgers. 7:10 p.m. KCAL9, AM 570 KLAC.