Morning Baseball is weird. You wake up and hey, baseball. Sometimes it is over before you do get over to the TV to turn it on. It is less weird on Sunday, as Sunday was typically THE day to have 1 PM games, so having a game at 11 instead isn’t too weird. I mean, at least it isn’t 8 AM.
With how more day games are being put on the schedule as of late, this isn’t nearly as abnormal as it used to be. I remember some years ago that finding a midweek day game at Angel Stadium was almost impossible, now it happens almost every week they are home.
Needless to say, maybe we need to accept these changes, as it can bring us good things. Like Jose Suarez being good again. After being called out by up to 3 people for tipping pitches in his last start, he has not given up a run since, including 5 innings today. So perhaps we need to accept that the pitching staff, manager, and GM aren’t insane to keep Suarez in the rotation after all.
The offense scored some, which was enough for the bullpen to hold and secure the win. getting only 1/3 in Wisconsin is not ideal, but it could have been worse I guess.
Angels scored first in the 2nd, when Jake Lamb hit one out, shocking everyone, including Jake Lamb.
Ohtani doubled the Angels lead by hitting a nearly 7 second long home run in the 3rd.
Seriously, look at how high that went.
It is a hard swing.
That scored stayed until the 7th, when Rengifo singled in the 3rd run of the game.
The bullpen came in and pitched 4 scoreless innings to secure the win. Devenski, Silseth, Moore, and Estevez for one inning each. It wasn’t the most efficient win, but a shutout win nonetheless.
Angels are over .500 again and face St. Louis next. No game Monday, though. If Houston loses tonight, Angels get bumped up to 2nd place! Ending April above the Astros would be sweet. One month down, 5 more to go.