Penny pinching Arte Moreno has officially thrown in the towel as everyone healthy who is a FA (besides Ohtani) is now on waivers (on Thursday). Why? Because saving money to not go into Lux Tax makes the QO a 2nd rounder instead of a 4th rounder.
So, Renfroe, Grichuk, Moore, Lopez, and Giolito are all gone and while Lucas won’t pitch again for the Angels, the others may contribute something before they leave. I mean, I doubt it, but whatever.
Today was Anderson and he went 5+ innings giving up 5 runs on 7 hits, striking out 3 and walking 3. All things considered, he isn’t as bad as he could have been. Giolito has been worse for one. But this was still pretty bad.
So how did leaving players do? Well, neither reliever pitched. As for the two OF, Grichuk went 3-4 with a home run while Renfroe went 0-3 with a walk. Yeah I would have liked to keep Grichuk. Bummer that draft picks 24 and 25 of the 2009 draft played 1 game together in their career.
The best of the Knights of Ren, Rengifo, hit a solo shot to give the Angels the first run of the game.
Aaaand it was tied right up right away.
But hey an error means the Angels got the lead back.
Aaaaaaaaand it was tied yet again.
But then Rengifo did it again.
And Ohtani got his second hit as well.
Anderson was winning through 5 so of course he pitched the 6th and gave up a 3 run HR.
Typical Angels. And then Soriano came in and gave up a run as well.
Make that 3.
At least Grichuk got one back.
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand there it goes again.
And 2 more because why not?
Barria was there to just eat innings and it got even worse in the 8th.
Well, one last push in the 9th as the Angels get another to make it not look as bad. Thanks Marsh.
Ohtani doubled because they pitched to him.
Angels lose, get blown out badly. But not as badly as it could have been?
Morning game tomorrow. Tank or try to be better than last year? Rooting is weird this time of year with this type of team.