The seesawing Angels decided to lose today since 2 wins in a row is taboo or something. A split against the Mariners is a surprise in a good way, but overall disappointing.
It was Tucker Davidson’s first start as an Angel and one that went off the rails late. His 4 innings of 5 runs off of 6 hits and 5 walks seems really bad, but it was only a couple of bad pitches that made it so. Still, results are what matters and he needs some Angels MiLB magic before his next start since Matt Wise obviously has no idea what he is doing.
So the offense had to bail out the pitching, again. They weren’t up to the task. Not that they didn’t try, but the Angels were maybe too aggressive on the base paths. For yet another game, the Angels got thrown out at home. Not a good thing to do.
Seattle scored first in the first, getting to Davidson early for 1.
The Angels almost tied it up in the 3rd, but got thrown out at home.
What made it worse was that Davidson gave up a grand slam in the 3rd.
Fletcher drove in 2 in the 4th to get the Angels back in the game.
However, the Mariners got one right back off of Jimmy Herget.
It could have been 2, but Winker was thrown out at home.
At least Fletcher got that run back in the 6th.
The Angels bullpen went 4 innings, giving up just 1 run. However, the Angels failed to score enough and Davidson’s start meant the Angels lost, splitting the series in Seattle.