All of this happening just in the first inning. We can already see that the Angels' offense is heating up. Based on how the Angels have been playing lately, you would think that the fire cooled off. NOPE, you thought wrong. In the bottom of the fourth inning, with the Angels up 5-1, Mark Trumbo steps up to the plate with the bases loaded, giving him a great opportunity, and he takes it. Trumbo triples on a fly ball to right field, scoring John Hester, Mike Trout and Albert Pujols, putting the Angels up 8-1. But that is not the end of the inning, with only one out, Howie Kendrick steps up to the plate and hits out on a sac fly to right field scoring Trumbo. Angels up 9-1, 2 outs, then Alberto Callaspo strikes out swinging.
The Angels don't score again until the bottom of the 8th inning. Peter Bourjos singles on a bunt ground ball to pitcher Clay Hensley. Bourjos then steals second with John Hester batting, Hester flies out. Mike Trout walks as Torii Hunter steps up to the plate with two outs. Hunter singles on a line drive to left field, scoring Bourjos and allowing Trout to advance to third. Angels up 10-5. Clay Hensley then makes a mistake by intentionally walking Albert Pujols with Mark Trumbo on deck. Mark trumbo steps up to the plate with the bases loaded and singles on a line drive to right field, allowing both Trout and Hunter to score and Pujols advances to second. Pinch runner, Andrew Romine replaces Albert Pujols just before Kendrick walks. Alberto Callaspo grounds out to second baseman.
With the Giants unable to get it together in the top of the 9th inning, Angels take the win for the second game of the series.
The Angels offense was outstanding last night, but lets not forget about the defense that was also presented last night. C.J. Wilson picking up his eighth win of the season. Also, Peter Bourjos showing us why he should start center field more often.
Let us all hope that this fire is still dwelling within the players, allowing the Angels to pick up another W taking this series over the Giants.