Giants 7, Angels 2
There’s no shame in losing to a team with such fearsome weapons as Eli Manning, Ahmad Bradshaw, and Victor Cruz; the Giants came to play today to defend their Super Bowl Title. What’s that? You’re telling me I’ve got the wrong sport? Let’s try again.
The Giants return Buster Posey, Pablo Sandoval, Hunter Pence…and Matt Cain, Tim Lincecum, Madison Bumgarner…from the 2012 World Series team and look poised to make another deep run. Wrong year? Give me another shot.
By the way, the Angels still lost.
Patrick Sandoval struggled and once again failed to pick up his first Major League win, as Wilmer Flores and Austin Slater took him deep. Johnny Cueto danced his way through 5.2 innings, only allowing two runs because a Tommy La Stella deep fly ball bounced off Mike Yastrzemski’s glove. Albert Pujols got an RBI, moving him ahead of Alex Rodriguez for 3rd (2nd if you’re like Elias and ignore Babe Ruth) on the all-time RBI list. Yay for counting stats! Mike Trout and Anthony Rendon seemed to suffer mild discomfort through various injuries. Justin Upton went 0-4 and has an OPS of .356. Noé Ramirez and Keynan Middleton pitched scoreless relief.
Somebody please save this team and this fanbase from misery. Will it be tomorrow’s starter, TBD?