Angels 1 Astros 4
What a sad, sad day. Like most of you, I woke up to the news that Jose Fernandez, the 24 year old ace for the Marlins, had died in a boating accident. It was overwhelming, really. The entire MLB community, writers, fans, and especially players, took a huge blow today upon hearing that horrible, horrible news.
There was still some Angels baseball today. They lost 4-1 to the Astros. Daniel Wright did an ok job of eating up some innings, but ultimately the Astros got to him (and a little on the bullpen), and the Halos just couldn’t muster up enough offense on the other side.
The Angels are out of contention, though, and it’s hard to think too hard on this baseball game when I have Jose Fernandez in the back of my mind, seeing all these stories and accounts of his life, from friends and family.
We know what that’s like...a little bit. Nick Adenhart was taken too soon from this earth, from a tragic turn of events, and this morning, we were all probably thinking back to that day, feeling some of that pain resurface.
Losing Jose Fernandez is unreal; he was literally one of the best in the game. And he was so young. The Angels lost today, but who cares, we lost something far, far greater than a measly late-September game.