The Freeway Series between the Angels and the Dodgers kicked off last night in Chavez Ravine. A solid pitching matchup between Zack Greinke and Garrett Richards was on the docket, burgeoning superstars in Mike Trout and Yasiel Puig were in each team’s respective lineup and two teams with a couple of the better records in baseball settling in for regional supremacy.
It wasn’t much of a contest though. The Angels throttled Greinke for four runs in the first inning and, after a second inning hiccup, Richards twirled a dominant complete game shutout. But, this game wasn’t without story lines.
In the sixth inning, Puig made a catch at the rim of the track, and nearly doubled off Erick Aybar, giving a finger-wag in the Angels shortstop’s direction. Aybar wagged back, and everyone got a little chuckle out of it. Then, in the eighth inning…
Albert Pujols, you dog you.
Smiles and niceties between the players washed over this, so all will be forgotten and there won’t be any hint of retaliation. But, thanks to @MLBGIFs, we internet users can at least remember the image of Albert Pujols mocking Yasiel Puig and, I think, Howard the Duck at the same time.
Thank you, baseball.