Many thanks to the Anaheim Angels (I know what I said) for providing us with some Phoenix Suns content during the wasteland on the NBA calendar that is August 30th.
Entering last night’s game with the Oakland Athletics, Angels slugger C.J. Cron had endured a homer-less drought that reached 11 games. Cron’s last dinger came August 18th at Baltimore.
Teammate Mike Trout offered some extra motivation for Cron before Tuesday’s game with the A’s. The two-time MVP promised season tickets to the Arizona Cardinals if Cron could crank not one, but two longballs against Oakland. Because hitting home runs is hard, but two is better than one.
Cron lives in Phoenix in the offseason and told Trout he’d prefer season tickets to the Suns. Trout agreed. Cron went to work.
After the game Cron told the LA Times of his victory, and that he doesn’t plan on missing a Suns game.
“I’ll try to get them on the floor or something,” Cron said. “I think I just won a couple thousand bucks there. And I’ll be going to all the games. Pretty cool.”
A deep postseason run from the Angels means Cron could miss the first four home games of #TheTimeline era. If that’s the case, I’m happy to take those off your hands, C.J.