Cole Irvin of the Athletics versus Noah Syndergaard? Nope! The Angels dealt Noah Syndergaard to the Phillies earlier today. Enter Jose Suarez.
Suarez was exactly what the doctor ordered, pitching in a 5-inning, 0-earned run performance against Oakland bats, striking out five and allowing as many hits.
The Angels offense rewarded him with multiple runs, a rarity these days! David Fletcher got the party started early with a solo home run to left field. The Halos parlayed a fielding error into a run scored in the second, added on in with a Phil Gosselin (Gooooose) RBI single in the fourth, and that was enough to seal the deal.
Relievers Andrew Wantz and Jimmy Herget notched holds, and Jose Quijada picked up the save with a perfect ninth. A good way to end deadline day!
Rahul Setty contributed to this article. 🙂
Photo credit: Rex Fregosi