After another long bedtime battle with Faye, I got in front of the TV in time last night to see Salvador Perez strike out on some inconsistent, bad calls by the home plate umpire. Salvy argued and then got tossed from the game with the score tied 2-2.
Wade Davis gave up a home run to Cole Calhoun in the bottom of the eighth, allowing the Angels to move ahead 3-2, and it was looking like Thursday night again.
But in the bottom of the ninth, the comeback kid Royals did it again. Eric Hosmer walked. Mike Moustakas was intentionally walked and Jerrod Dyson came in to pinch run for him at first. Drew Butera, who came in for Salvy, walked to load the bases. ... Then Alex Rios hit a sacrifice fly to right to score Hosmer and tie the score again at 3-3.
Next up, Paulo Orlando comes up with a chance to win it. He hits a deep fly ball to right center field ... and it looks like it's going to drop ... But ...
Trout with a game-saving catch in right-center field. And we got to extra innings. 3-3. Tremendous…— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) August 17, 2015
Mike Trout good. Baseball fun.— Andy McCullough (@McCulloughStar) August 17, 2015
Baseball can be so awesome.— Sam Mellinger (@mellinger) August 17, 2015
The Royals fans behind the Angels dugout gave Mike Trout a standing ovation as he came back after that game-saving catch.— Andy McCullough (@McCulloughStar) August 17, 2015
That Trout kid is going to be something someday.— Chris Schoonover (@schoon54) August 17, 2015
Nothing brings me out of my seat like baseball. Jeez, Mike Trout. That's amazing.— Dalton Vitt (@DaltonVitt) August 17, 2015
I'd be ok watching this matchup in October again.— Matt Tritten (@KQ2MattTritten) August 17, 2015
In the end, it didn't matter ...
BALLGAME! Kendrys Morales with a walk-off RBI single and KC wins 4-3 in 10 innings! #ForeverRoyal— Royals (@Royals) August 17, 2015
After the game, I caught this piece on Sportscenter about Joe Maddon ... Go Cubs, go!