After an off day yesterday, the Angels are now in Boston to face the Red Sox. Problem was, the Red Sox weren’t home. Instead, these UCLA wannabees were there, in their bright yellow and blue uniform. Some sort of Yellow Sox.
Perhaps it was all an elaborate ruse to confuse their opponent, a distraction, if you will. It seemed to have worked, as the Angels infield had a hard time defending. Patrick Sandoval was not having fun, lasting only 3 and 2 thirds, allowed 2 runs, both unearned.
This meant it was a bullpen game for the Halos, not good. Not good at all. The offense would have to come through to get out of this with a win. Yeah, they couldn’t. Here is how they lost.
The Angels got the scoring started with a 2 run double by Renfroe in the first.
In the bottom half, Ward saved a run, robbing a hit from the Yellow Sox.
The shutout ended in the 4th when Sandy allowed a hit after a Rengifo misplay.
Then, Rendon tied the game, by making a throwing error.
But, Rengifo did make a good throw to end the inning. Only after Sandy was pulled.
In the 5th, the Yellow Sox took the lead with a solo home run.
Anthony Rendon gave the yellow Sox another run by throwing the ball away AGAIN!
And then Loup did Loup things and threw a wild pitch because he is Loup.
Rendon scored an RBI groundout in the 7th to make it 5-3 Yellow Sox.
The Angels fall to 7-6 and lose the opening game to the Yellow Sox. 3 more, with a game on Monday too. Yes, a wraparound series.