I hate Texas. Seriously, honestly hate Texas. When MLB expands finally, getting way fewer games in Texas will be a relief.
Until that happens, however, the Angels will have to face the Astros in Texas a lot more times. Even when the Astros were bad in 2012, the Angels have struggled against this team.
So Patrick Sandoval needed to be practically perfect to give this team a shot vs Houston. Yeah, that didn’t even come close to happening. He went 5 innings, giving up 5 runs on 8 hits, striking out 9 and walking 2.
Meanwhile, the offense did almost nothing at all, with Taylor Ward ensuring there wasn’t going to be a shutout being the only highlight.
Seriously, that and Marsh’s double were the only hits in the game for the Angels in the first 8 innings. Two hits vs the worst of the Astros’ starting pitchers. Pathetic. Rengifo got a single in the 9th too… yay…
The Angels lose and see the Astros in the morning for a morning Sunday game at 11 am. Yeah, may as well sleep in, it will suck.