Angels 6 Red Sox 2
Tim Lincecum didn’t have a great game, although, I suppose if you look at it strictly relative to his recent starts with the Angels, then maybe he DID have a good game. At the very least, he had a not bad game? The Angels lost to the Boston invaders, that’s really all that matters.
The Angels actually drew first blood in this thing, getting to Red Sox starter Rick Porcello. Albert Pujols singled, then Daniel Nava got a single + error, putting men on second and third. Andrelton Simmons hit into a ground out, but it scored Pujols. That was followed by a Carlos Perez single to center field, sending Nava home and giving the Angels a 2-0 lead after two innings.
Lincecum looked okay through the first two, but then got into some trouble in the third. A Xander Bogaerts double and a David Ortiz single put the first two Red Sox runs on the board, and as quickly as they jumped ahead, the Halos were then all tied up. Things only deteriorated from there.
Lincecum ended up going into the sixth, but by the time he got lifted, he had already given up another run in the fourth, and a homer to Jackie Bradley Jr. was the fourth run of the day on The Freak’s tab. Five innings, four earned runs off of five hits. He’s had worse outings in an Angels uniform, I’ll give him that much.
The Angels could no longer score on Rick Porcello, and they had no more impact at the plate for the evening. Jhoulys Chacin gave up a homer to Bogaerts and tacked on two more, the Red Sox beating the Angels on their turf 6-2, on a Friday night. I’m sorry, but I thought this was America?!?