The Angels had a third straight early game and second straight in the AM. Perhaps they weren’t awake, as their bats certainly hit the snooze today. Sure, you can say that Ohtani wasn’t in there, but so many players going 0-fer means it doesn’t matter. Besides, Ohtani did pinch hit, and grounded out.
Patrick Sandoval looked to win the series and continue his excellent start of the season. However, the opposite happened. Sandy allowed runs! He went 6 innings, giving up 3 runs on 6 hits while striking out 2 and walking 3.
Offensively, the offense was offensive, only managing one hit in the first 7 innings. (Thanks Taylor Ward). However, defensively, Jo Adell was somehow just as bad, as he made 2 horrible plays in the outfield.
The Sandy man finally gave up a run this year in the first, getting hit hard on back to back batters. While he was getting blasted, Jo Adell did not help matters, failing to catch an easy ball and then committing an error. Sandy loaded the bases and somehow only allowed 2 runs to make it 2-0 White Sox after 1.
Meanwhile, the Angels mustered only 1 hit as they kept striking out. The only other baserunner in the first 6 innings was a HBP. They just looked lost out there.
Sandoval gave up another run in the 6th, in part due to Jo Adell, again. The 3-0 deficit into the 7th was looking bleak.
In the 8th, Kurt Suzuki managed to get the 2nd hit of the day, but was stranded.
The Angels went down quietly in the 9th, losing 3-0 and splitting the series in Chicago’s Southside.