Noah Syndergaard made perhaps his last start as an Angel and was solid early. No runs through five innings and while there was sone traffic there wasn’t any real threat of a rally.
Not going anywhere is Zack Greinke. He matched Thor’s shutout and five K’s through five innings before he was pulled.
The pitching box score looked straight out of 2016.
Pulling Greinke seemed like an early hook for a team with the worst bullpen ERA in baseball. However, it wasn’t Kansas City’s bullpen who faltered.
Amir Garrett, a guy I really like, came in to start the sixth and threw up a zero despite a lead off double by the recently resurgent Jared Walsh.
Thor got two outs in the sixth and then it fell apart. An infield single followed by a walk the a single by Michael A Taylor led to the game’s first run and spelled the end of the night for Noah. And quite possibly his Angels career.
Aaron Loup got a K to strand two Royals and keep the score at 1-0. The Angels had Squid up the next inning and scored the expected zero.
Loup stayed in long enough to leave with runners at the corners and one out. Ryan Tepera immediately cashed one of those runners in on a wild pitch.
And then the wheels came completely off. By the time Tepera left the score was 5-0 and tte gane was out of reach.
Austin Warren gave up 2 more to make it 7-0.
Blowpen job complete. Game over. See you tomorrow night.