What’s left of the 2023 Angels came back home from a listless sweep in Oakland to face the best in the A.L. Baltimore Orioles. The game went about as expected, especially with the lineup missing Shohei because of tweaking his oblique on a batting practice swing before the game.
Grayson Rodriguez pitched 6 innings for the Birds, allowing only 2 runs on 7 hits. The Halos actually got an early 1-0 lead in the second inning on a Moniak double.
Baltimore scored 3 runs in the next half inning off Angel hurler Kenny Rosenberg, thanks to RBI’s from Hays, Mountcastle, and Hicks.
Rosenberg held the Orioles scoreless in the other 5 innings he pitched, but the deficit was out of reach after Gerardo Reyes gave up 3 runs of his own in his one inning, the 7th. This was due to a 3-run homer from young star Gunnar Henderson.
The only other runs in the game were from the home team, by way of a Grichuk homer in the 4th….
…and a Drury homer in the 8th…
…but as has been the custom lately, too little too late, as the Angels took yet another one in the loss column by the score of 6-3. Ho hum….