The Angels still had a game before losing up to 5 players to waivers… somehow. Whatever, the point was that they were basically tanking. So who was pitching anyway? Detmers. And he went only 4 innings, giving up 2 runs on 4 hits, striking out 3 and walking 3. Only 84 pitches too? Huh?
Well, at least Lopez got to pitch one last time in an Angel uniform. And it went horribly. TrAdition. How about the OF duo of Renfroe and Grichuk? Well today was Renfroe’s day to look good, going 3-4 with a home run and 4 rbi.
How about Matt Moore? He is on the waiver wire as well. Matt technically did better than Lopez, only giving up a 2 run home run instead of a 3 run one! But hey, at least he will be remembered forever as the one who gave up Harper’s 300th.
But the Angels offense was good enough and they win somehow.
Renfroe got the first runs of the game with a 2 run home run in the 2nd.
The lead did not last as a hit
But the Angels offense wasn’t dead as a bunt actually worked.
And Ohtani was pitched to.
Even Drury showed up.
Alas the bullpen came in and gave up a run.
And then the lead, thanks Lopez, enjoy your new team.
However, Renfroe came through in the top of the 8th with a 2 run single to take the lead back.
Hey, I know, let Matt Moore pitch one last time for the Angels and there goes the lead
But these Angels do not give up, as Rengifo hit a sac fly to tie the game up after Nolan kept his hit streak alive.
And then Drury came through, giving the Angels the lead again!
Angels win! Somehow.
No game tomorrow, Angels end August with a losing record and very shitty performances and injuries. It has been utterly pathetic and amazing how well this team likes to buttercup the fans. At Oakland this weekend as College Football starts and I have no idea who would want to watch the Angels over that.