Purgatory Online

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

The Angels actually rallied to win a game today, after 8.1 innings of worthlessness at the plate. It looked for all the world like Bartolo Colon - who threw eight innings of four-hit, one run ball - was going to throw his second complete game as an Angel, and his second complete game loss as an Angel, to boot. And then?

Down 0-2, Adam Kennedy fouled one off, took three balls, fouled off another, and singled to left.

Chone Figgins lined the first pitch to right, moving Kennedy to second.

Darin Erstad grouned the first pitch through the right side of the infield, scoring Kennedy from second and allowing Figgins to move to third on the throw.

Bengie Molina flew out to right, deep enough to allow Figgins to score with the go-ahead run.

And you know what I was doing? Eating lunch, watching on the computer, and reading a novel narrated by a sock monkey.

Thus do the Angels return home having somewhat avenged their lackluster performances against Detroit and Cleveland last week by taking both road series 2-1.