Andrew Heaney’s first pitch was hit for a home run by Jose “Buzzer” Altuve and at that point the game was basically over. Joe Maddon had gutted the lineup and scoring a single run was going to be a challenge. Putting up a crooked number nearly impossible.
When racist Yuli Gurriel cracked a two run bomb later in the inning, the game was truly over. The Astros led 3-0 after one and the Angels never challenged.
How bad was it? The Astros literally pitched a dude named Scrubb and the Angels couldn’t score.
The lone Angel highlight was a sacrifice fly from Drew Butera.
To make things worse, Patrick Sandoval came in and gave up 4 runs in the 8th just to widen the score.
Asterisks 9. Angels split squad 1.
Off day then to Fenway.