Another day in Boston ends in a loss. Again. Dylan Bundy couldn’t keep the hard hits limited and Boston jumped all over the Angels. Meanwhile the offense couldn’t figure it out at all despite plenty of baserunners.
The game started with frustration as bad baserunning reared its ugly head yet again. After Ward walked, Ohtani hit one down the line and got thrown out as Ward didn’t advance to 3rd when Ohtani came up right behind him. 2 walks and a hit, no runs. The Red Sox scored though with a solo shot off Bundy.
When the second inning came, this time down one, runners got on base, ready to tie it up. Once again, though, the offense didn’t score. But at least Bundy didn’t allow any more this inning and kept it at a one run deficit.
Then the third inning came. Same thing yet again. Trout walked, but no runs. Bundy threw another 1-2-3 inning anyway as he got no run support. 1-0 Red Sox still.
Fourth inning time, and the fourth time a runner got on base. Yet, again, no runs were scored. Bundy allowed runners for the first time since the first and they scored thanks to Fenway dimension shenanigans. 4-0 Red Sox.
The offense needed to get going in the 5th. But it did not, as they got a runner on base and stranded him again. Bundy though, was toast, and allowed a 3 run home run before being yanked. 4+ innings, 7 runs. That is not ideal. Noé came in and stopped the bleeding. 7-0 Boston.
No runs in the 6th for the offense. Same old same old. Noé allowed them to score in the 6th. 8-0.
Runner on base in the 7th. He stays there. No runs again. Another home run by Boston, 9-0.
For the 7th time in 8 innings, the Angels got a runner on. Two in fact. Still no runs. Claudio came in for the 8th. Didn’t allow a run. It is something.
Angels got a runner on base again. But got shutout instead.
The Angels fall to 16-22. 10 AM game tomorrow. Q is on the mound. Day drinking is allowed, but please drink responsibly.