Tuesday, August 28, 2012
A Come-From-Behind Win: Angels 6, Red Sox 5
The Angels and Red Sox are roughly looking at .500 from opposite ends, the Angels just above and Boston just below. Neither is really contending for anything at the moment, as even the Angels are four and a half games back of either Oakland or Baltimore for a wild card berth, in fifth place overall. That's too many teams to bounce over. The Angels got heroics from Mike Trout at the beginning (a leadoff homer in the first off Boston starter Clay Buchholz) and at the end (a game-tying RBI single in the bottom of the ninth off Alfredo Aceves). Matthew Poulliot of NBC Sports wanted to know when someone will fire Bobby Valentine after that effort, because Aceves clearly shouldn't have been pitching a two-inning save, and at the least he should have had someone warming up behind him. That he didn't is managerial malpractice, but I'll take the win, thankyouverymuch.