Angels 2 Royals 3
Whenever the Royals and the Angels play, I always think back to the 2014 playoffs and remember how sad I was, so I root doubly hard for a fun Royals loss. In this 11th game of the season, the Halos had Dylan Bundy dealing. Bundy went 7 innings, gave up 5 hits, struck out 8, walked 2 and gave up only 2 earned runs. “But there were 3 runs on the board before he left the mound” you say… well, we had on the field a slightly different line-up than we’re familiar with so far this short season.
Max Stassi to the IL, Anthony Rendon to the IL, Justin Upton with a stiff back, Lagares to the IL, Dexter Fowler IL. So we see John Jay in the field, Suzuki behind the plate, Walsh playing right field, Mayfield is at the hot corner… different indeed.
The fun stuff?
Sho-tahni hits a 431ft, 108.9 mph exit-velo home run!!!
Other fun stuff? Mike Trout now has a 30 game on-base streak and the Angels have homered in 11 straight games to start the season.
Not so fun stuff? The Angels had more than twice as many hits as the Royals but they couldn’t capitalize, going 1 for 9 with runners in scoring position and leaving 11 stranded on base. Mike Trout certainly didn’t help. He’s been hot to start the season, but wore the Golden Sombrero (4 Ks) tonight. Ouch.
The really not fun?? Albert Pujols drew a walk to load the bases for Jared Walsh in the top of the 9th, only to have Salvador Perez pick off David Fletch at 3rd base to end the game.
Turn the frickin’ page on this one.