Despite Luis Rengifo’s valiant effort, he could not bring the Kansas City Royals a dubski on Father’s Day. Between his pitch clock violation strikeout, getting hit on the basepaths, getting caught stealing, and just otherwise sabotaging the red team, the Angels just hit too many home runs and used too few crappy relievers. I hope KC remembers him fondly when he heads back to California.
Jokes aside, the team bounced back from probably their most disgraceful loss in recent memory to give us what was objectively about as good of a road trip as anyone hoped. Most importantly, Mike Trout expanded on his progress from yesterday with two extra base hits and Jared Walsh finally showed some of his nigh-forgotten power.
Of course, Ohtani did his thing too, and this is what everyone really tunes in for at this point, win or lose.
On the pitching side, Tyler Anderson continued to pitch adequately enough to procure a W. His numbers just look absolutely awful, but that record screams, “If it ain’t broke…” Jaime Barria also looked as good as he ever has, and I’m happier than others to see back end starters come in for several innings halfway rather than use 5 relievers in one game.
The Angels take the series and I’m very optimistic again, because I’m 6 days away from the next Saturday game.