Diamondbacks 9, Angels 6
For the second straight night, the Angels starting pitcher put the team in a large, insurmountable hole. For the second straight night, the offense cashed in against some weak Arizona Diamondbacks pitching. Today, however, this type of game was a little more unexpected, coming from staff ace Dylan Bundy.
Bundy only lasted 2.2 innings Wednesday evening, allowing six hits and six runs (five earned), only striking out two, and the performance effectively derailed his AL Cy Young campaign (even though Shane Bieber had all but wrapped it up heading into the home stretch). The Dbacks picked on all sorts of Bundy pitches for their run-scoring hits, as the righty seemed unable to sequence pitches that fooled them. Two RBI singles came off the fastball, one off the change, and the other off the curveball. Bundy looks to have two more starts this regular season, and he will look to rebound strongly to carry a success first Angels campaign into the winter.
Before the game looked completely unwinnable, Max Stassi continued his very unexpected season by blasting a two-run homer. Behind Bundy’s performance, Stassi’s numbers this year have to be the most unexpected, right?
Jared Walsh is just blasting the ball right now:
Jared Walsh has gone deep 6 times over his last 7 games. pic.twitter.com/lik8FwGxxM— MLB Stats (@MLBStats) September 17, 2020
Justin Upton added one for good measure:
And then Kole Calhoun—wait, wrong team.
Kole Calhoun has homered three times in two games against his former team pic.twitter.com/Ig5Qffrjwy— Brent Maguire (@bmags94) September 17, 2020
It’s another dropped game from the Angels, who are mathematically running out of time to make the postseason.
(Meme from Angels Twitter)