It is too early for a game. Something college sports fans in SoCal should get used to though. Anyway, the Angels looked to not get humiliated by Houston for once and sent out Jose Suarez.
Suarez has been doing well as of late, and this continued today. He went 4 and 2/3 innings, allowing 2 runs, with only 1 that was actually his fault. (The bullpen immediately gave up a run.) Jose allowed only 4 hits while striking out 4 and walking none in his outing that should have been longer.
The offense did better than the last 2 days, but that wasn’t saying much. Rengifo hit another home run, surprising everyone by his continued hot streak. Michael Stefanic also made his MLB debut, striking out three times.
20 strikeouts. The Angels struck out 20 times vs the Astros.
Angels scored first thanks to a Luis Rengifo oppo taco in the 2nd.
Another run was added in the 3rd thanks to Ohtani’s single.
However, they should have gotten more, which haunted them as Suarez gave up a solo home run and was pulled after 4 and 2/3 innings. Ortega gave up an inherited runner to tie the game.
Yet, somehow, the pitching duel continued. Neither team budged inning after inning. While the Angels kept striking out, the Astros kept stranding runners. Something had to give.
It was the Angels as Tepera allowed a 2 out, 2 run walkoff blast. Angels lose 4-2.
The Angels get swept and humiliated in Houston.