Friday, July 13, 2012
Notebook: Scioscia not concerned about Pujols
By Mike Mazzeo
NEW YORK -- Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia isn’t concerned about first baseman Albert Pujols, who appeared to injure himself as he rounded first base on an eighth-inning ground-rule double in Friday night’s 6-5 loss to the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium.
“He’s OK,” Scioscia said. “He had fouled a ball off his foot where he touched the bag and felt a little jolt or something, but he should be OK.”
Scioscia said he expected to have Pujols in the lineup Saturday.
Brad Mills was optioned to Triple-A, taking him out of the mix to make Tuesday’s start in Detroit.
Twenty-year-old rookie phenom Mike Trout went 2-for-4 with a pair of stolen bases in his MLB debut at Yankee Stadium -- the eighth time he has stolen multiple bases in a game this season. Trout has stolen 19 straight bases without being caught.
Mark Trumbo has homered in five straight games against the Yankees, matching the longest such streak against them, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. Fifteen of the 26-year-old left fielder’s team-high 23 homers have tied the score or given the Angels the lead.
The Angels fell to 5-6 in their last 11 games, and have lost three straight on the road, their longest road losing skid since May 19-21. They have dropped five of their last seven games away from Angel Stadium.