Angels 5 Giants 10
José Suárez made his debut this season for the first time, with Julio Teherán bumped from the rotation after struggling. It did not go well.
There were few bright spots tonight, but they were overshadowed by the mountain of suck that is the Angels’ pitching staff.
Some numbers from tonight:
8: the number of consecutive games in which the Angels have allowed six or more runs, for the first time in franchise history
4: the number of outs that Suarez recorded
8: the number of runs the Giants scored within the first three innings
19: the number of LOBsters the Angels recorded tonight
5: the number of innings Teherán pitched anyways, due to starter woes
Max Stassi got injured when a foul ball hit his right kneecap, making it difficult for him to walk. He, presumably, will head to the Injured List.
It almost feels wrong to mention what went right in this game, as it’s more of the same. Mike Trout tripled off Shaun Anderson, the Giants reliever who nearly plunked Trout in the head twice. David Fletcher got a hit, because of course he did. Anthony Rendon had a 3-hit game and now has a 10-game hitting streak. Anthony Bemboom smashed an offspeed pitch to deep right field for a home run.
Uninspiring, dreadful baseball.