This game was a microcosm of the 2023 Angels. Starting pitcher Reid Detmers was effective but not efficient. The offense loaded the bases with no outs in the bottom of the fourth and scored no runs .
The Pirates immediately made the Angels pay by taking a 2-0 lead in the top of the 5th.
Expectations for the offense were low with Rengifo leading off and Squid playing short. So this kind of looked a a 2022 game minus Jack Mayfield
Detmers went 5 innings giving up 2 runs. He did strike out 9 Buccos though.
Cy Rookie kept the Angels off the board and Gerardo Reyes gave up a bomb to make it 3-0 Pittsburgh.
Honestly from this point on I was primarily watching boxing. The Angels weren’t showing any fight. Although they did a bit by loading the bases in the 9th. But they didn’t score
Tomorrow we’ll see if we blow the series or just lose this one.