It was an odd game, as these things go; first, the Angels stood up in the second and bludgeoned the former Fausto Carmona, now Roberto Hernandez
in his first game since serving a three-week suspension for falsifying his name
. The results were pretty for the Angels so far as the score went, but not so much for what they said about the team's offense in reality. What transpired was a real comedy of errors, with Vernon Wells reaching on an error and scoring on another one, both by Brent Lillibridge. In all, they put up a five spot, but really, had Lillibridge not sucked, the score would have been 2-0, as Iannetta's sac fly would have been the inning's third out, and Wells would have hit into a double play.
The good also included Ervin Santana's first decent outing in quite a long time, completing seven innings with only one run surrendered. Jason Isringhausen sucked — again — giving up a three-run jack to Shin Soo Choo, but that was it for the Tribe, who went down in order against an oddly resurgent Kevin Jepsen. In a year that has been so miserable for the Angels — I wrote nothing about the weekend series with Seattle because it was so damn dispiriting — it's good if you can beat the (other) bad teams.
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