The Angels faced the Mariners again, having hope to win two in a row for the first time since May 24. Instead, the Angels were utterly embarrassed.
Lorenzen did not last long. He went only 5 innings, giving up 7 runs on 7 hits. He did have 3 strikeouts but also 3 walks, which cost him big time.
Not that the offense was any help. Or the defense, for that matter. Brandon Marsh made a huge error which cost the team. That didn’t mean much in the long term, as Lorenzen walked too many to really blame Marsh, but it didn’t help.
It took til the 8th for the Angels to have a clean hit and score. It was yet an other game of getting into a hole early and basically giving up.
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Lorenzen gave up a run in the first, putting the Angels in a hole early.
Another came in the 2nd, as Seattle hit a home run.
Then a 3rd run was allowed in the 3rd, this was starting to get out of hand.
But then things unraveled fast in the 4th, with Lorenzen walking 3, including one with the bases loaded, to make the deficit 4-0.
It got worse, as 3 more would score, for 4 allowed in the 4th.
Oh, and on top of all of this, the Angels didn’t even have a hit yet. But hey, Justin Upton is back! As a Mariner… and got drilled in the head by Lorenzen… ow.
Warren came in for the 6th and allowed an another run, so it was now 8-0 Mariners.
At least the Angels didn’t get no hit? Stassi hit a ball to the pitcher and it just barely deflected off his glove for a hit. Maybe?
It is a judgement call, and the scoring stayed. Not that it mattered, as Juan Lagares hit a clean triple in the 8th. Then Squid hit a double, driving in the first run for the Angels!
But that was it, the Angels didn’t score anymore and lost 8-1. At least Jack Mayfield pitched…