Angels Insiders: Boston Massacre, Game of Crons, July 4

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Saturday July 2, 2016 was a date that a massacre took place in Boston. It had been over 200 years since the last Boston Massacre, and the Angels decided it was time unleash their frustrations in Beantown. The end result turned out to be one of the biggest disasters in post-Colonial New England. The Halos destroyed the Red Sox 21-2 at Fenway, thus making franchise history.

By the way, in case you’re wondering — like those of us who missed some of the game — Mike Trout didn’t drive in a single run. They can win without Trout!!!


Here’s some more fun stuff from around the Big A:

Several milestones were reached in the 21-2 romping by the Angels:

  • The 21 runs scored by the Angels marked the first time the club had scored that many in any regular season game since 2004.
  • With 11 runs in the top of the seventh inning, the Halos came close to matching a franchise record for most runs scored in an inning. The record is 13.
  • This was the first time in the club’s history that two players had 5 hits or more in the same game.
  • One of those two, C.J. Cron, went 6 for 6 with two homeruns, and in the process became the first player in franchise history to ever have 5 hits, 5 runs, and 5 RBI’s in one game.

  • Speaking of Mike Trout, on Angels Live we saw Trout and the Halos sporting their July 4th gear. And to top off the occasion, a wounded veteran who threw out Monday’s ceremonial first pitch.