ARLINGTON — After two innings, Kole Calhoun was half way to a cycle with a multiple and a double against Ranger veteran Colby Lewis. Calhouns single in the finally left him one huge swing away.
Was he thinking about the cycle?
One hundred percent, Calhoun mentioned, grinning.
The Angels leadoff catalyst felt he previously had a pitch to drive inside fifth against Roman Mendez, the Rangers fresh reliever.
I had a pretty good toss to do it on, the one I actually grounded out to first foundation, Calhoun said. I put a very good swing on it, but it did not happen.
In his final at-bat, within the eighth, Calhoun slammed his next hit of the night, score his fourth run from the Angels 15-6 victory Thursday night.
I do not believe Ive ever had one — even when I was younger, Calhoun explained of the cycle. Ive never drawn it off.
Babe Ruth and Hank Aaron never had one particular. Neither did Willie Mays nor his or her godson, Barry Bonds. Cycles are not common. The all-time record for a job is three (Bob Meusel, Infant Herman and John Reilly).
In the third inning,Inch Calhoun said, Trout goes, Were gonna receive four more [at-bats]. I claimed, All right.
Trout, who had a homer and three singles, mentioned he was pulling for it, adding, Kole was telling me this individual was trying to do it.
Manager Mike Scioscia also was pulling for his right fielder to make it happen.
He got most of the hard part out of the way early, Scioscia said, with the triple. Kole had good at-bats all through.
Calhoun, raising his season decrease line to .305/.366/.542, is making it difficult for Scioscia to go with a platoon in addition to play Collin Cowgill against lefties.
Calhoun is as very hot as the Lone Star State weather. Over his past 35 games, hes batting .371, and he has scored 36 runs — more than any gamer in the Majors — since May Up to 29.
Calhoun seemed more pleased with Hector Santiagos profitable bid for his initial win after seven loss than his own work with the stick.
The big thing was with a guy like Santiago, we gave him a cushion to release, Calhoun said. Hes pitched some big ballgames for us. Its nice to let him settle in are available out with his first get.