New Month, Same Result. Angels shutout by Astros

Stephen Dunn

But hey, at least the fans can proudly claim yet another Guinness World Record!

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You want more silver lining goodies?

Jerome Williams was dealing through the 7th inning until a flat two-seam fastball was crushed to the Astros bullpen by Chris Carter giving Houston the first and only runs of the game.

Mike Trout smacked a couple doubles with his two hits for the night.

Oh and Robert Coello pitched the 9th inning so we all got to see the forkball.

Good stuff but that's about it.

Houston starter Bud Norris muted the Angels offense with four hits in six shutout innings including a successful pickoff of Trout off 2B in the 6th inning. Their bullpen did their best to give back the lead but the offense wouldn't partake. Even a J.D. Martinez error in the Angel 8th couldn't jump start the heart of the order who finished the evening 1 for 10 with a walk each by Albert Pujols and Mark Trumbo.

In the Angels 9th inning, J.B. Shuck "wore one" from closer Jose Veras and Erick Aybar flared one to shallow RF to bring Trout to the plate as the winning run with two outs however the prince fish couldn't crush that 3-run HR and instead hit a ground ball to end the game.

This was a snoozefest plain and simple. At least future Angels Hall-of-Famer Tim Salmon was in the booth doing color commentary tonight filling in for Mark Gubicza who was attending his son's graduation ceremony.

We're halfway through this "wrap-around" series. Let's hope the day game tomorrow helps the Angels offense more than the Astros offense.

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