Andrelton Simmons hit a game-winning home run while nearly falling over home plate
It must have been fate. Just hours after the Angels inducted Vladimir Guerrero into the team's Hall of Fame, Andrelton Simmons did his best attempt at a Vladdy impression during the Angels' 7-6 victory over the Astros on Saturday.
With runners on first and third, Simmons came to the plate with two outs in the bottom of the eighth. With Guerrero-like magical ability to hit baseballs anywhere in the strike zone, and with an Adrian Beltre-esque ability to swing while falling down, Simmons hammered Tyler Clippard's knee-high offering for a home run.
Simmons may show amazing balance on the defensive side of the ball, but he didn't it need it this time:
The dinger was 14th home run of the year and raised his OPS to .792. If he finishes the year at that mark, it would be 100 points higher than his previous full-season best that he set in 2013.