Ah, Mother’s day. A day to celebrate with mom. Usually filled with a bunch of pink and flowers and chocolate, sometimes breakfast in bed, and many a burnt things on the stove. For those of us fortunate to still have theirs, it is a time of appreciation. And for those that has moms as baseball fans, it is even sweeter.
The Angels play theirs in Cleveland this year, a fate I wouldn’t wish on most people. As such, when most halo moms wake up, they will be able to see the Angels on tv! That is, if they did not choose to sleep in, as the game time was at 8:35 AM. Even on the least coast that is BEFORE NOON. Who’s idea was this?!
And that is if you are able to find a way to watch on Peacock, as this game is on that service today. Yet another frustrating service to setup for a one time thing unless you need it for something else. At least it has Gubi this time, unlike Apple.
The Sandy man was on the bump today, looking to get that series win in Ohio. He went 7 and 2/3 innings of 1 run ball, which was caused by an error. 5K, 1 walk, and 5 hits. Very good outing for the Sandy man indeed.
Meanwhile, the offense was going up against an Orange County rookie. One that was Sandy’s old teammate in High School. And one that went through Cleveland’s SP factory. Oh no… The Angels got 1 hit by that guy in his 7 innings. At least they finally got him for 1 ER in the 8th.
It was a pitching duel Bullpen Game. But hey, at least Tepera is gone. He cannot hurt us anymore.
Sadly, even the mighty Estevez cannot stop Josh Naylor and the Angels lose on Mother’s Day.
Cleveland struck first, scoring in the 2nd on an error. Yeesh.
Then the Angels proceed to get no hit until the 5th, when Neto gets one. Which is nullified by a stupid GIDP that has Drury lean enough for 2nd to get tagged out on a bad throw.
But the Angels finally scored in the 8th!
Sandy was pulled in the 8th, Estevaz was to get the (hopefully) last 4 outs. Unfortunately, no one Angel pitcher is safe from Josh Naylor.
However, these Angel bats do not quit, and Ohtani drove in a run to make it a 2 run game.
After Ohtani stole, a groundout scored a run, but got thrown out. Another groundout and Angels lose 4-3.
The Angels are now 21-20 on the season. Baltimore is next, again an an odd time Monday at 3:35 PM. At least it isn’t before noon again. Well, time to serve my mom Mickey Waffles and strawberries. Happy Mother’s day, Angel fans! Stupid Angels ruining it…