We had Chase Silseth against Carlos Carrasco today. Here are the starting lineups.
We teed off on ’em in the second inning but not so much in the rest of the game. The Angels put the Mets into last place in the National League East last night. In the first inning they picked up where they left off. Shohei Ohtani got a one out double and Brandon Drury singled him home to make it 1-0 Angels.
The Mets went three up three down for their part of the first inning. In the second inning, Mickey Moniak apparently got tired of striking out. He made it 2-0 with a home run.
After Hunter Renfroe made an out, Trey Cabbage doubled to right to put a man in scoring position with one out. Randal Grichuk flied out to shallow center. Luis Rengifo single to center to drive in Cabbage. 3-0 Angels.
Shohei Ohtani tripled to the right field corner to drive in Rengifo. 4-0 Angels.
Now Brandon Drury came up. All he did was doubled. 5-0 Angels. Unfortunately this got Carrasco removed from the
batting practice game.
Sean Reid-Foley struck out Mike Moustakas to put a stop to the festivities at least for the time being. For the Mets, DJ Stewart walked to break up Silseth’s perfecto. Three other guys made outs to bring the Angels back up. Mike Moustakas made the defensive play of the second inning.
Reid-Foley got two quick outs but he walked Hunter Renfroe to give the Angels a two out base runner. Trey Cabbage struck out. Nothing really happened in the third inning.
The Mets brought in Phil Bickford to replace Sean Reid-Foley. Grichuk struck out and Rengifo grounded out to bring up Shohei Ohtani. Ohtani walked. He stole second and was hit in the chest by the throw. Ohtani also stole third while Brandon Drury was batting. Drury eventually struck out.
In the bottom of the fourth inning, Silseth began having some issues. He gave up quick singles to Lindor and McNeil to put two men on for Pete Alonso who hit a low flying missile to Rengifo for an out. The Mets then involuntarily tried a double steal which was kind of a run down that went badly for the Angels. Chase Silseth got hit in the head by a Trey Cabbage throw to third. Lindor scored on the play. Trigger warning to all you long suffering Angels fans.
Silseth was able to get back up on his feet. He had to leave the game, though. He was apparently hit on the side of the head pretty close to an eye. Cabbage was given an error.
The Angels brought in Aaron Loup. Yeah. Yeah, I know. He did get Vogelbach out but DJ Stewart doubled to score McNeil. Omar Narvaez struck out to end this frame. 5-2 Angels.
The Angels again went three up three down in the top of the fifth inning. Rafael Ortega and Jonathan Arauz both singled. Brandon Nimmo struck out and Ortega stole third. Francisco Lindor struck out. Jeff McNeil grounded out.
Drew Smith came in to pitch for the Mets and Hunter Renfroe doubled to right. Three other Angels made outs to end the top of the sixth. Dominic Leone came in to replace Aaron Loup. Rete Alonso struck out and Daniel Vogelbach homered. 5-3 Angels. DJ Stewart struck out. Omar Narvaez walked. Raphael Ortega also walked. Luckily, Jonathan Arauz flied out to end the inning.
Jose Soriano came in to pitch the seventh and retired three Mets in a row. We had a sort of a bench clearing incident when Pete Alonso was hit in the neck by a pitch.
The Mets did nothing in either the seventh or the eighth inning. Luis Rengifo got a two out hit in the top of the ninth to bring up Shohei Ohtani who was intentionally walked. Brandon Drury grounded out to end the Angels threat.
Abraham Almonte and Brandon Nimmo grounded out. Francisco Lindor popped out. The Angels won it 5-3.