As everyone celebrates Arte Moreno willing to sell the team, the players have to play baseball, unable to truly rejoice with the fans. They would have to show their worth to their new potential owner(s).
On the mound to show his worth was Jose Saurez, one of the standouts of late. He went 5 and a third innings, giving up 3 runs on 8 hits, striking out 5 and walking none. Not the best, especially with this offense.
However, it was the bullpen that really blew it, giving up 8 runs. Why is Chavez still here again?
Hitting wise, Mike Trout showed up. No one else did. Typical Angels.
It was rather close, at first. But a misplay by Rojas at third meant a leadoff double that came around tios score in the 3rd.
And then another scored due to lousy singles.
At least Mike Trout was back, hitting his 1,500th hit as a home run!
However, Suarez gave ot right back in the 6th.
Chavez came in to end the inning, but allowed a home run in the 7th.
And then it got worse, with him allowing yet another run.
With how bad he is here, but great with Atlanta, something smells fishy here.
Touki Toussaint came in and it kept getting worse. 2 more runs scored.
And so many of these are just soft singles.
I would be more mad if this game mattered at all.
Oh right, they still, had to pitch the bottom of the 8th.
Yes, not even Quijada was any good today.
After the Angels failed to pitch again, they put Phil Gosselin.
Yes, they put in the Goose. He was pretty loose, not allowing any more damage.
But, the Angels lost. Mercifully. 11-1, that is bad. But at least Arte will sell, that is good.