The Angels played the Braves this morning and looked to end this road trip with a win. But in order to do that, they needed their new SP to pitch well, so, how did Lucas Giolito do? He went 3 and 2/3 innings, giving up 9 runs on 8 hits, striking out 2 and walking 3. By far the worst start of the road trip, this was not what you wanted at all.
It was up to the offense to salvage this game, and it would take a miracle. And they did not have it, at all. Yeesh, this wasn’t even a great pitcher today for the Braves, but a guy that they claimed from the Rays. Come on. Only scoring one off this guy?!
Not that it would matter as the bullpen allowed more runs anyway…
Lucas Giolito did not have a good time. He allowed 3 in the 3rd inning and it was just the start,
But the Angels did score 1 run in the 4th.
Not that it would be close for long as the Braves scored 6 in the 4th and put the game out of reach. Down 9-1, the Angels got nothing in the 5th and were being dominated by Chirinos.
Even when they took him out they struggled and barely, and I mean BARELY scored a run on what should have been an inning ending double play in the 6th.
It was truly pathetic, but, Escobar did hit 2 in with a triple so it wasn’t a complete blow out anymore, just down 5.
Not that it mattered as Barria gave up 2 more runs to make it 11-4 Braves.
And another one in the 8th to make it 12-4 Braves. But hey, at least he saved the bullpen?
Neto doubled in a run in the 9th.
Angels lose before lunch.
Anyway, it is best to forget that this game happened. 4 Game Series vs the Mariners starting tomorrow. Page turn or whatever.