Angels 0 Mariners 8
Tonight, Taijuan Walker of the Seattle Mariners owned the Los Angeles Angels like his name was Arturo Moreno. If you thought last night was a grueling slog, then tonight’s game probably broke your brain into a gooey ball of misfiring synapses. It’s okay, because the Angels were right there with you, getting housed in their own house in melancholic fashion.
Walker had a no-hitter through six complete innings, finally the fever broken by a Kole Calhoun single in the 7th. Things didn’t all of a sudden go the Halos’ way, however, as Walker shrugged off a mild, two men on threatening, and went on to get the CG shutout.
The Angels would just get three hits off of him, nobody was immune from failure. Mike Trout came into the game having gone 9 for 11 with 3 homers in his previous showdowns with Walker, but tonight he got K’d three times. Yeah, I don’t know either.
To compound the defeat we were straining to trudge through, the Mariners were teeing off on Alex Meyer and the Angels’ bullpen. It was Meyer’s Big A debut, and he will be trying his best to forget it for the next few days. He would go just 4 innings, giving up 5 hits and 4 earned runs. Seriously, the dude gave up two homers in the first two innings. The reclamation project continues.
So, the Angels get the business end of a Taijuan Walker baseball bat to the face, and lose 8-0. Another series down the drain, along with any expectations of a strong, dignified end to the season.
Somewhere, Jerry Dipoto has his hands pressed against each other like Mr. Burns, and cracks a fiendish smile before bursting into laughter.