It was an early afternoon game today in Chicago as the Angels faced the White Sox again. Weather was a factor as the cold winds and rain made it a tough game to even play, with a Rain Delay occurring.
Jose Suarez was on the bump this afternoon, and it did not go well. While it was fine to start, he ended up going 4+ innings while allowing 4 runs on 8 hits, striking out 4 and walking 2. 2 home runs hurts a ton. It may be blamed on the rain, however, as 3 of the runs and most of the hits happened as the rain started to fall.
Jose Suarez’s first pitch went over the wall, as he gave up a leadoff home run in the bottom of the first. He gave up 3 more in the 5th as the rain came down.
The offense was not so hot, however, as the Angels went multiple innings without even a baserunner. Just 4 singles were able to be hit before the rain delay. No extra base hits, not even a walk to be had. Like a fire in the rain, the offense which was blazing hot was smoldered.
In the top of the 6th with 2 outs, in the middle of Mike Trout’s AB, the rain came down even harder, forcing a delay. A mid game, mid at bat rain delay that soaked Chicago.
When the rain finally went away, Trout grounded out to end the 6th.
Barria pitched after the delay, quickly trying to end the game by getting quick outs. It could, however, just be the White Sox feared more rain and swung at everything. Either way, the game ended quickly after the delay.
Despite having some success in the later innings, it was not enough. GIB ME ROBO UMPS! The Angels lost, 4-0.