A night after the Angels bats exploded, an offensive letdown seemed inevitable.
The good news: the Angels had their most Coors Field experienced pitcher on the mound. The bad news: that guy is Tyler Anderson.
Tyler gave up solo runs in the first, fourth, and fifth but otherwise limited the damage. On the day, Anderson had a quality start going 6 innings with 3 runs allowed and 8 strikeouts.
He left with a 3-2 score for the Rockies as the Angels hit into double plays more innings than not.
Jose Soriano allowed another run to score and that run proved costly.
The Angels rallied to score a run in the 9th to cut the Rockies lead to 4-3. Bud Black intelligently walked Matt Thaiss to get to Luis Rengifo who predictably swung for the fences with the tying run on second and grounded out.
Baseball has a way of evening things out and last night’s offense needed reckoning. Only 3 runs against this team in this ballpark simply is not enough.
A series loss against the worst team in the NL is not good. The Angels head home for three against the White Sox starting tomorrow.