July 31st, what used to be the trade deadline day is now just the last day of July. Who will be here on August 2nd, the actual trade deadline day? Appreciate it, as this may be the last you see from some players.
Not Reid Detmers though, he is here to stay. He went 7 innings, giving up 2 runs (1 earned) on 3 hits, striking out 12 and walking 3. However, what was most impressive was his immaculate inning in the 2nd, striking out 3 players with 9 pitches.
Meanwhile, the offense continued to underwhelm, scoring only 2 before the stretch.
Rangers struck first, scoring 1 in the first.
Angels tied it up, however, in the bottom half.
The 2nd was special, however, as Detmers had an immaculate inning.
The Angels gained the lead in the bottom half, thanks to Squid.
However, the Rangers tied it up in the 5th.
Detmers went 7 strong innings, needing the offense to come through. They didn’t, not while he was pitching at least.
It was up to the bullpen to not blow it. Tepera did his job. Not so for Quijada, who loaded the bases in the 9th. D-Cell then blew it, giving up all 3 stranded runners.
Angels lose 5-2 to end their miserable July.