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The Angels scored two runs on a strikeout yesterday

May 28, 2013, 11:32 AM EDT

I turned off last night’s Dodgers-Angels game around the time Vin Scully started talking about how Nick Punto was “scrappy” and “blue collar.” Even the legends fall victim to that jazz, it seems. Oh well.

Before that happened, however, I saw a LOT of bad Dodgers defense. Like, “I wonder why Zack Greinke hasn’t gone on a killing spree yet” defense. The highlight of that bad defense came in the first inning when the Angels scored not one, but two runs on a strikeout. It was truly magical:

The Dodgers were charged with three errors yesterday. There could have easily been five or six, but the official scorer apparently took pity on everyone but the Dodgers’ pitchers. ¬†How they ended up winning that game I have no idea.

  1. proudlycanadian - May 28, 2013 at 11:39 AM

    Simply awesome.

  2. miketreedy - May 28, 2013 at 11:43 AM

    At the rate Hamilton is striking out this could be the best way of getting production from him.

  3. largebill - May 28, 2013 at 11:49 AM

    To me, the story of that game was C J Wilson being unable to hold a 5 run lead. He was up 6 to 1 in the 4th and couldn’t make it through the 5th without giving up the tying run. Angels needed him to step up with Weaver out and instead Wilson has been awful.

    • Joe - May 28, 2013 at 11:56 AM

      This was the first time he gave up more than 3 ER since April 9. How is that terrible? It’s hard to win when your team gets shut out (twice in a row for CJ).

      • 1981titan - May 28, 2013 at 7:55 PM

        I thought CJ’s First name is Christopher, but I didn’t realize his middle name was JAM. As in CJ’s in another jam. He gets out of most of them, but throws over 100 pitches in 5 or 6 innings and needs the bullpen. He needs to step up and pitch quality games into the 7th or 8th inning.

  4. Joe - May 28, 2013 at 11:51 AM

    I once was thrown out at home after hitting a tapper to second base. That was probably a worse sequence than this. Only difference is that we were all nine years old.

  5. scoutsaysweitersisabust - May 28, 2013 at 11:58 AM

    I was surprised they didn’t throw him out for being so far off the base path, then I looked up the rules. I guess you could stay he was so far off the line because he was avoiding interference, although it sure looked like he forgot he could advance to first, and was in the process of returning to the dugout before someone got his attention.

    7.08 Any runner is out when-

    (a) (1) He runs more than three feet away from a direct line between bases to avoid being tagged unless his action is to avoid interference with a fielder fielding a batted ball; or

    (2) after touching first base, he leaves the baseline, obviously abandoning his effort to touch the next base; Any runner after reaching first base who leaves the baseline heading for his dugout or his position believing that there is no further play, may be declared out if the umpire judges the act of the runner to be considered abandoning his efforts to run the base

  6. hisgirlgotburrelled - May 28, 2013 at 12:25 PM

    When the catcher throws the ball Trout is running past, Hamilton is walking out to high-five him, and Trumbo, who was like 8 feet out of the base path on his way back to the bench before realizing he could go to first, is still running way outside the white line. That’s an awful lot of traffic to be throwing through.

  7. decimusprime - May 28, 2013 at 12:26 PM

    We won because we were the most “gritty” team on the field. That and our WtW!

    Go Blue!

    • 1981titan - May 28, 2013 at 7:52 PM

      You won because as bad as the Dodgers played, they were slightly less bad than the Angels. (polite conversation does let me use synonyms for bad)

      As an Angel fan, I’d say Go Angels, but Blanton is pitching today and Dodger fans are finally glad to see him on the mound at Dodger Stadium.

  8. AMR - May 28, 2013 at 12:59 PM

    Love that last line from Scully in the clip:
    “A forgettable note on Memorial Day.”

  9. crackersnap - May 28, 2013 at 1:43 PM

    Even the guy updating the TV score graphic had to see that play three times to believe what happened.

  10. 13arod - May 28, 2013 at 2:47 PM

    josh is starting to get hot miketreedy

  11. stlouis1baseball - May 29, 2013 at 11:28 AM

    So Nick Punto is NOT “scrappy” and he is NOT “blue collar?”

    Like the words/terms or not…but those two words describe Nick Punto.
    For further proof…
    You can’t have the nickname “the Shredder” without being scrappy and blue collar.
    I mean…those very words go hand-in-hand with “the Shredder.”

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