Astros 16, Angels 2
Jake Odorizzi, Angels offseason target, appeared to injury his arm during the first batter of the game and had to come out.
Kent Emanuel, aka Cy Rookie, replaced him and pitched 8.2 innings of two-run ball. Go figure.
After Griffin Canning departed in the third inning, the Angels cycled through the back of the bullpen quickly, necessitating Ben Rowen to throw 52 pitches.
With a three-man bench and one of the trio (Mike Trout) injured, the Angels had two position players available. To avoid injury, José Rojas replaced David Fletcher at second and Anthony Bemboom, the catcher, replaced Justin Upton in left.
Ben Rowen could not finish the game despite his heroic effort, and Joe Maddon put Shohei Ohtani in left field and Anthony Bemboom on the mound. Go figure some more.
Angels try to avoid the sweep tomorrow.