The Angels lost again, this time vs the Rays. Q was great at first but a bad third inning torpedoed the chance to win. But the real hurting one was Anthony Rendon who left after hitting a ball off his knee. He couldn’t walk under his own power. This team is cursed.
Q had a quick first inning, giving us hope that he was going to have a good day. Ohtani looked healthy, scoring a double on a ball up the middle. Then he got caught stealing third. No runs.
Q had another easy inning and the offense got Upton to second but couldn’t get him in.
Then the third happened. The wheels fell off, 4 runs allowed, just hard contact, as Q was pitching in the strikezone and the Rays smacked him around. It looked like he may be hurt and trainers were called, but he wasn’t hurt and made it through the inning. Suzuki smacked a double but was left there. No runs again.
Q gave up a home run to make it 5-0 Rays. He lasted 3 1/3 innings with 2 strikeouts and 6 hits allowed to go with those 5 runs. James Hoyt made his Angel debut to finish the 4th. The Angels did nothing on their half again.
Hoyt pitched a bit into the 5th before Sandoval took over. They stopped the bleeding by allowing no runs again. But, the hitters still couldn’t do anything vs Glasnow.
Sandoval escaped the 6th with 2 walks with no more damage. Then, after 19 innings without scoring a run, the Angels bats woke up. Ohtani hit a two run blast to center. Rendon got his first home run vs TB. It was now 5-3 Rays.
Sandoval pitched into the 7th but was pulled after a hit for Junior Guerra. For his part, Guerra didn’t allow a hit or a run and the offense was back out there. It went well, except for the part where Pujols ran into an out. Still 5-3 Rays.
The 8th was still Guerra and he did his job getting the offense right back out there after another scoreless inning. Well the offense did indeed go back out there and did worse than not score. They got hurt. Rendon hit one right off his knee and left the game. Also they didn’t score.
The closer Iglesias came in and gave up a two run home run because it wasn’t a save situation. Also Pujols played 3B because it was a stupid inning. 7-3 Rays. The Angels didn’t score again and Pujols gidp to end the game.
Anthony Rendon couldn’t walk off on his own power. He is hurt yet again. The injury luck on the team is terrible. Peña should be here soon. It’s how this works right?
The Angels fall to 13-14 on the year. They face the Rays tomorrow. Same bad time, same bad channel.