It is another game in Baltimore, a place where left handers thrive and righties struggle. So the Angels place another righty on the mound. With a half and half 6 man ish rotation, this is just bad luck lining up. But at least Canning is used to Baltimore, facing them in his last start before getting injured. Not that this team is anything like that 2021 team. This Baltimore team is good. And that is bad, for the Angels.
Canning went 5 and 1/3 innings, giving up 3 runs on 9 hits, striking out 4 and walking 2. It could have been much, much worse all things considered.
Barria came in relief and went 2 and 2/3 innings, giving up no runs on 2 hits, striking out 1 and walking none. It was the first appearance for Barria in a long time. Maybe HE should be the 6th starter?
Not that it mattered as the Angels bats were all but silent this time. You cannot win most games with only 1 run scored.
Baltimore had a ton of baserunners early. And while Canning got out of it in the first two innings, they got to him in the 3rd with a 2 out single.
Mike Trout remembered how to hit and hit one over the wall to tie the game!
Canning had more trouble in the 4th, and another run scored.
Despite it all, Canning didn’t really allow a real hard hit… until the 5th when he allowed a home run.
While the Angels couldn’t do much offensively, Neto continued to show off defensively.
And i mean it by show off.
Angels lose, again.
The Angels are now at 22-22 and in 4th place in the AL West. One more in Baltimore tomorrow, at 9:30 AM. Yeah, another early morning game for the Angels. Yeesh. Need to win the morning game to split this series.