ANAHEIM, Calif. Atlanta Braves jerseys right hander cheap Bartolo Colon jersey won the Cy Young Award while with the Los Angeles Angels jerseys in 2005, but his former club hasn treated him too kindly the last couple times he has returned to Angel Stadium and faced them wearing an opposing uniform.
Colon gave up nine runs to the Angels jerseys on Tuesday, all in an ugly and decisive third inning that ultimately led to a 9 3 Los Angeles victory.
Colon (2 6) wasn solely to blame for the Braves jerseys implosion, as the defense committed three errors, including one by Colon himself, which resulted in seven of the nine runs being unearned. The Angels jerseys had six hits in the inning, including a three run homer by cheap Albert Pujols jersey, his eighth of the season and No. 599 of his career.
Pujols is on the verge of becoming the ninth player in major league history to reach 600.
While Colon was making his 511th career start and 520th career appearance, Angels jerseys starter cheap Parker Bridwell jersey was making his first. In his major league debut, Bridwell (1 0) got the victory after giving up three runs and six hits in six plus innings.
He allowed three hits in the first inning but benefited when right fielder cheap Kole Calhoun jersey threw out cheap Nick Markakis jersey at the plate trying to score from second on a single by cheap Matt Adams jersey.
Bridwell seemed to settle down after the first and allowed only a two run homer to cheap Matt Kemp jersey in the third inning and a solo homer to cheap Tyler Flowers jersey in the seventh before coming out of the game.
Kemp blast gave the Braves jerseys a brief lead that lasted only until they came unglued in the bottom of the third.
cheap Juan Graterol jersey led off the Angels jerseys third with a single but was forced out at second on cheap Eric Young Jr. jersey grounder to short. Probably the biggest play of the inning and the first of the three errors came next when second baseman cheap Jace Peterson jersey mishandled a grounder by Calhoun in his haste to turn what would have been an inning ending double play.
Instead, Pujols followed with his three run homer, and the rout was just beginning. All nine runs were charged to Colon, who didn survive the inning.
There were also a couple of plays one by Colon and one by first baseman Adams when their indecision after fielding a grounder resulted in Angels jerseys baserunners safely advancing all around.
In all, the Angels jerseys sent 14 batters to the plate and the inning ended when cheap Luis Valbuena jersey lined into a double play with the bases loaded. The nine run inning was Los Angeles largest of the season and marked just the fourth time the Angels jerseys scored as many as nine runs in a game.
Colon went 2 1/3 innings and gave up seven hits and one walk with two strikeouts.
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