Ervin Santana had a lot of great moments at Angels Stadium. Tonight was not one of them. The Angels tagged our old friend for 3 runs over 4 innings. His last pitch was a two run bomb to Max Stassi.
Voodoo took over for Jackson Kowar. While we all feared Cy Rookie, Kiera’s debut saw him give up 4 runs in just two thirds of an inning. The resurgent Anthony Rendon cashed in his 600th RBI against the kid.
Dylan Buddy’s problems with the long ball continued in the second inning when he gave up a 2 run bomb but he settled down after that. He left in the 6th with no further damage.
Do the math and the Angels were up 7-2 when Santana left
As much fun as the bats were, there was also some great defense like this play by Keon Wong.
Jared Walsh put on an absolute clinic at first.
Panther of the game was Stassi with 3 hits, including a HR, and 3 RBI. He scored 3 runs, including one on a balk to stretch the Angels lead to 8-3.
Chris Rodriguez was charged with 1 run in 1.1 innings pitched and James Hoyt was activated and pitched the 9th.
After a scary moment that saw Hoyt hit Jorge Soler in the helmet with his third pitch, Hoyt settled down and sealed the deal.
Angels win 8-3.