Mike Trout had a chance to tie the MLB record for most consecutive games played with a home run at 8. In his way was a team in Ohio who was actually good. Would he sucseed? And if he did, would it matter if the Angels still lose anyway?
Jose Suarez was on the bump. He was doing well to start, but ultimately went 5 and a third innings, giving up 3 runs on 9 hits, striking out 3 and walking none. It was almost only just the one, alas, a late home run sealed his fate.
Mike Trout was the headline, but Matt Thaiss got it done, hitting a home run to give the Angels a short term lead. Alas, it was one of only 3 hits total through 8 innings. Once again, the Angels could not hit.
The Angels scored first, giving hope in the 3rd.
Alas, it didn’t last long as it was tied up in the 5th.
The real damage, however, was when Suarez went for a 6th inning and got burned badly.
Weiss came in to finish the 6th, and pitch the 7th, not making things worse at least.
Mike Trout was not doing it. He was up again in the 8th, with no home run yet. Alas, he flew out, his streak all but broken unless the Angels rallied huge.
Angels didn’t, and instead lost 3-1. Pathetic.