Morning games suck.
There have been quite a few of them this year, as MLB has been pushing weekday day games in general for some reason. So games on the east coast now have a good chance at starting before noon.
Since the Angels suck anyway, no one was expecting much. In fact, I am not sure how many actually watched this thing. Maybe you got a notification as you still have those set up from back when the team was good in May and realized there was a game and then didn’t watch. I know I am only watching because I am writing this postgame.
Anyway, the game, which was just as hard to get through as this postgame. It went badly, as usual. This was due to the SP this time. Patrick Sandoval did not wake up on the right side of the hotel bed today. He went 5 innings, giving up 5 runs (only 1 earned, somehow) on 5 hits, striking out 5 and walking 1.
Can’t blow a lead if you don’t have one.
Not that it would have mattered as the offense once again couldn’t hit a beach ball underhand. It was actually a small miracle they didn’t get shut out.
It was all one bad inning by Sandy. The 3rd was horrendous, with Patrick giving up 5 runs.
At least Taylor Blake Ward looks to be finding his April self again, hiting a bomb in the 4th.
5-1 is too close, so let’s have the bullpen make this game laughable. First, a wild pitch.
Then a hit.
Now the Rays can rest their best pitchers. The Angels are such Angels. Oh shoot, Fletcher and Ohtani had back to back doubles.
Ward had a single as well. As did Adell.
Don’t call it a comeback though. It was merely too little, too late.
Angels pathetically get swept by the Rays.