On The Field: 7th Straight Win Leads To a Milestone!

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Another day, another win for the red hot Halos. With a 12-3 record in July going into last night’s game, the Angels had already overtaken the Houston Astros, and put together a dominant run that has made them look unstoppable. The club added on with a 5-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday night. And to top it off, closer Huston Street notched his 300th save of his career. He’s also the second youngest pitcher to do so. Here are some notes from the game:

  • David Freese’s injury was actually a fractured right index finger, similar to the injury he suffered last season. He’ll only be out for three weeks.
  • 3B/OF Kyle Kubitza was called up.
  • After making a spectacular play in center field last night, OF Daniel Robertson experienced soreness in his right trapezius muscle. He is having X-rays today just to be sure.
  • Speaking of Kubitza. While normally a third baseman, Kyle has been playing left field over the last five days, while Kaleb Cowart has been playing third base. Interesting development. Bench depth? Trade pieces? We’ll see.
  • The trade deadline is a week from tomorrow.
  • Chris Iannetta has a .306 batting average with 4 home runs and 10 RBI’s in the month of July.
  • With Johnny Giavotella leading off, the Angels are 21-5.
  • Albert Pujols’ RBI double tied Bobby Abreu and Charlie Gehringer for 20th place on the all-time doubles list, with 574.
  • Angels are 49-25 since starting 11-15. That’s about 105-107 win pace over the course of a full 162 game season.

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