(Photo credit: Angels Twitter)
Bundy’s Angels debut was just what the Angels needed after a heart breaking extra inning loss to the A’s Friday night. In fact, both Bundy and Sean Manaea were dealing early, facing just 19 total batters over the first 3 innings.
Justin Upton was the first to figure out Manaea, who had mowed down 11 straight Angels until Upton’s 4th inning home run to open up the scoring. The Angels rallied in the 5th with 3 more runs thanks to Taylor Ward and Max Stassi singles, followed by Andrelton Simmons and David Fletcher doubles. Fletcher’s RBI double was the knock blow to Manaea who was off to a fiery start in the early innings. Stephen Piscotty made a great play to rob Mike Trout of an RBI to end the inning and minimize the damage.
Bundy was pulled after 90 pitches and 6.2 innings. He left with a runner on 2nd and 2 outs. Unfortunately, he ended up with an earned run thanks to a Robbie Grossman RBI single off Keynan Middleton. Bundy was at his most effective, mixing very good off-speed pitches to offset an average fastball. The starting pitching has been very encouraging so far this season. This was an impressive start for Bundy, who allowed only three hits and one run while striking out 7 and walking none, just the second such start of his career.
Ty Buttrey struggled with his command in the 8th inning, but he got lucky with some timely ground balls, and Hansel Robles slammed the door shut in the 9th.
So here’s to our first 2.7 wins of the season, as the Angels march on towards the playoffs!
Bundy is panther.
Excellent outing by Bundy. The way he pitched was marvelous and extremely impressive. After yesterday’s loss and the bullpen being used to the max this is just what the doctor ordered.
I am worried about the bullpen so far. Hopefully Buttrey had some jitters and goes back to being the dominant reliever of 2019. Robles has looked good aside from that 10th inning (which I think Joe should have brought Key instead.)
Tomorrow is the return of Ohtani Sunday’s and I couldn’t be more excited. Let’s have some dejavu and dominate the A’ss!
Bundy did well. That’s a huge win all alone.
So is Ohtani not gonna hit the day before OR after pitching? If we only get his bat 4 out of 7 days, that suuuuux.
I read someplace that Shohei would swing for five games, not play the day before he starts, and then pitch on the day of rest.
I hope so. We need that bat! I think I remember hearing that if Ohtani had his way, he’d hit every day, but it’s the coaches who make him take that day off. Maybe I’m making that up.
Bundy came up big. I was surprised this offense was able to score off Manea.
The games this afternoon played out rather magically. Most teams have only played two games, a handful three, and yet 26 teams have already suffered a loss.
Only STL, HOU, NYY and SDP are still undefeated, and the latter two still have games to play tonight.
Parity for a brief instant in the new short season?
Your team just playing decent, could get you a ring this season. That is a good incentive for all of the players. I see some parity throughout the season. No heavy travel schedule to hold any one down. Short exciting season to help the players stay focused on the field, and not to the chaos beyond the foul lines.
Let us hope the season does not have any disruptions, and we may have something happening to remember.
When I heard we picked up Bundy from Baltimore, I was pretty skeptical. I mean if the Orioles don’t want you, you have to be 175 pounds of condemned veal. I guess having Trout, Simba, Fletcher and LaStella behind you instead of whatever Baltimore was running out there makes a huge difference. Welcome to the OC Dylan!!!
Very nice Debut! fWAR registered him at 0.4 for his outing – very nice!
A rotation of Ohtani, Heaney, Bundy, Canning, Andriese, and Sandoval might actually be rather decent 🙂
If the season ended today we’d make the playoffs…
Pujols and Trout go hitless, meanwhile Mathis is aiming for the batting title. Bizzaro world.
Celebrate the win!
Must be a New Morning?
The Times, They Are A-Changin’?
Shoemaker today: 6IP/ 3H/ 1R
So happy for him.
Too bad the Jays’ offense couldn’t deliver the win for him.
Richards pitches tomorrow with the Padres. Nice to see two ex-Halos work back from such devastating injuries.
I miss Shoey.
Bundy was marvelous!
[insert Billy Crystal as Fernando GIF here]
You Look Marvelous!
This was fun, you wanna do it again tomorrow? 😁
Sundays. Are. For. The. Sho!
Shohei gonna show em who’s boss!
Fork yeah! (July)
So good to let out a good ol LTBU in 2020 😁
First win in so long
Is the rotation not terrible?
Shhh! They’ll hear you!