Can Canning can the Astros? Or will he be canned? The Canning man can, but will he?
That is the question of the day, and the answered turned out to be a solid no he can’t. Canning lasted just 3 and 2/3, giving up 3 runs and leaving the game with the bases loaded. Sure, a lot of the issues was the defense unable to make plays, but he was wild and lost out there. That Jimmy Herget allowed 2 of those to score also did not help his ERA.
As always, the offense would have to save the day, can they do it? Again, no they can’t. Angels lose again, going 2-4 vs the Texas teams the last 6 days. Can we please kick them out of the AL West soon? They are 2 time zones away!
Canning threw a can of corn right over the plate and it got crushed to right to give the Astros the lead.
Angels came back thanks to Renfroe hitting one to LF.
Unfortunately, bad defense set up a sac fly for Houston to tie the game.
And a not good enough throw gave the Astros the lead.
Yeah, can Canning do it? No he can’t, as he was pulled shortly after with the bases loaded. Jimmy came in and cracked corn cuz he did not care, as a bloop got another 2 runs in to make it 5-2 Houston.
Besides that hiccup, the Angels bullpen kept the Astros from making it worse. Sadly, the Angels did not get even a hit to make it closer and it looked to be for naught.
That is, until the 9th inning when Ohtani blasted one into the seats!
2 more singles meant the tying run was now on 2nd. After a Drury strikeout, Thaiss was up. He popped up. Now down to their last out, it was all up to Gio Urshela. He grounded out to end the game.
Not Texas is next, in fact, the Angels do not face Texas teams until June! But, at 20-18, the Angels seriously need to do well on this trip to Cleveland and Baltimore. No game tomorrow, though, so they will stew in this for a day as will we all.