The opener concept worked well. Cam Bedrosian, allegedly one of the most shaky arms in the bullpen, pitched a scoreless 1st, and the Angels jumped on top in the bottom half of the inning.
It was Andrelton Simmons. With just one homer on the year, he blasted one high and deep off CC Sabathia.
This is Simba's Kingdom, we're all just living in it. pic.twitter.com/VbDBKwquwN— Los Angeles Angels (@Angels) April 25, 2019
He would duplicate his feat in the 4th.
Like we said... This is Simba's Kingdom, we're all just living in it. pic.twitter.com/jgK8HWTqXP— Los Angeles Angels (@Angels) April 25, 2019
And surprisingly enough, after the second Simmons HR, Kole Calhoun added a three-run shot of his own.
Meanwhile, Felix Peña was holding his own against the *ferocious Baby Bombers.
*Note: see IL for real Baby Bombers
He worked four scoreless innings before running into a tricky spot in his fifth inning of work, the sixth inning overall. And he really only should’ve allowed the one run, with Tyler Wade singling and DJ LeMahieu doubling Wade in. Jonathan Lucroy continued his adventures behind the plate with a passed ball that scored LeMahieu.
Still though, the Angels were sitting and hoping for the rain, hoping that it would wash away the last four innings of the game.
It didn’t come.
7th inning: Luis Garcia enters and starts pitching. After walking three of the first four batters without retiring anyone, he is lifted. The fourth batter singled.
Ty Buttrey works out of the jam, thanks to two nifty plays from Simmons and Mike Trout, who can still take over a game.
This play was made possible by: pic.twitter.com/PLVjUR2Y9l— Los Angeles Angels (@Angels) April 25, 2019
But the Yankees have already tied the game.
Buttrey keeps working and is ultimately doomed by two soft-contact singles in the 9th inning, ruining his perfect 0.00 ERA. The Angels, shocked into tomorrow, cannot recover, and drop a devastating game.