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Alex Meyer Whiffs Bats. Period.

There was no panic in today’s game, as we had control from the start, two-hitting the Royals.

MLB: Kansas City Royals at Los Angeles Angels
Straight fire.
Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Angels 9 Royals 0

Alex Meyer was downright dirty today against the Royals. He struck out 9 in 6 innings, allowing no runs and just two hits. This means that Meyer has allowed only 3 runs in his last four starts!

He showed ace stuff tonight, establishing the curve early. In the first inning, it was Lorenzo Cain. In the second inning, Mike Moustakas and Cheslor Cuthbert swung through curveballs. Alex Gordon went down to the curveball in the third, and both Hosmer and Moustakas swung through (you guessed it) curveballs in the fourth. Then it was Cuthbert again and Alcides Escobar. The Royals never stopped swinging at the curveballs, and Hosmer polished off a gem by Meyer in the 6th, flailing away at another curve. Some GIF-worthy Ks in Meyer’s performance tonight. All swinging, and all curveballs.

The result of the game was never really in serious question. Against a Cy Rookie, Jake Junis, Cameron Maybin took the first pitch he saw deep into left-center field, and the Angels never let up. All 9 starters had a hit, and production came from unlikely places. Danny Espinosa cracked a 2-run single in the 4th, Albert Pujols hit #602 in the 5th, and we added a blitz in the 7th for good measure, with Luis Valbuena smoking a three run blast, bat flip and all. The times were living.

The Royals, 2 hits and all, only seriously threatened in the 6th, when the first two batters reached on errors, but Meyer worked out of that, although that inning really slammed the lid on the possibility that he might go deeper into the game. Cam Bedrosian returned and did his thing, and all in all, it was a very stress-free Saturday night ballgame.

Nothing to see, really. Oh, except those blue uniforms. Those were cool and weird at the same time, if that’s possible. Thoughts?


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