Lather, rinse, repeat.
Run Expectancy Rundown
Calhoun didn’t supply the power in this one, but he did knock in a few runs and lead in RE24 again. Instead it was Albert Pujols and Howie Kendrick doing the yardwork. Mike Trout‘s mini-slump continued and the whole “Brennan Boesch sparking the offense” experiment continues to fail miserably. I hear Daniel Nava is on trade waivers. I’m just saying.
Starting Pitcher Scores
A solid but short outing for Matt Shoemaker. That’s become sort of his M.O. at this point with him only going longer than six innings once since June 22nd. Colby Lewis once again got owned by the Halos. He did have 10 whiffs, but that was with big assists from the home plate umpire and Josh Hamilton. This really could have gone a lot worse for him.
Mike Morin made a small mess in his return, but Jason Grilli came in and really mucked it up, Cat in the Hat-style. Fortunately, Joe Smith and Huston Street were available to clean it all up without so much as leaving a spot of dust behind them.
Second verse, same as the first.
Three hits and his first homer since June 17th. That’s our hero right there.