Monday, August 17, 2009
Longballs Propel Angels Series Win: Angels 8, Orioles 5
Ervin Santana pitched a quality start, something he's had trouble with this year, giving up single runs in the first, third, and sixth; by the time the sixth inning came around, it was really questionable whether he would survive to even finish six, but he got a couple groundouts when he needed them.
Jose Arredondo came in to finish the game after a pair of scoreless frames by Darren Oliver, and gave up two runs on a walk and a homer to Melvin Mora; he clearly didn't have much, and so when he gave up a triple to Nolan Reimold, that was enough to get Mike Scioscia to reach for Brian Fuentes. Fuentes, despite his recent tendency to melt down against first batters, got Brian Roberts to foul out to third on three pitches, and thus the game.