After a two-plus-hour rain delay, the Angels came out extremely flat. Against John Means, a crafty lefty who seems to have had his way against the majors so far this year. They only got four hits off him in six innings, and the only run was on a Mike Trout solo HR. Trout also had two walks.
After Means, three Orioles relievers gave them three scoreless innings, and that was the game.
Griffin Canning, coming off an excellent outing earlier this week, couldn’t match that today. Whether or not he was thrown off by the rain delay doesn’t matter. He didn’t last five innings, giving up four runs, all of them coming via the long ball. He is now officially an Angels pitcher.
Cody Allen and Luis Garcia still seem shaky out of the bullpen, although they didn’t allow any runs.
Andrelton Simmons grounded into two double plays.
Next, the Angels travel to Minnesota, where they face a much better team.
Happy Mother’s Day!