Alex Bregman hit a home run. An young Astros fan caught it. He threw it back.
Angels fans were equally as confused as the young Houston fan was when Matt Harvey trotted out to the mound. Last start against the Seattle Mariners, Harvey pitched shakily but ultimately allowed zero runs. The same didn’t happen against a good offense.
Harvey gave up six runs in six innings, walked five, struck out one, and actually got bailed out from some good defense to prevent him from further damage. The seven hits he gave up meant that he finished with a 2.00 WHIP on the night.
Mike Trout returned to the lineup, and although he looked a step slow and overmatched at times, he did line a smooth double off Ryan Pressly while he was DH’ing.
The rest of the Angels didn’t have a good night. Wade Miley took a no hitter into the fifth inning, and although Brian Goodwin racked up three extra base hits, everyone else looked overmatched.
Jake Jewell pitched three good innings, but he’s probably getting the boot for a starter tomorrow.
Please DFA Matt Harvey, Eppler. While The Dark Knight, released 11 years ago today, is still amazing, no longer is Matt Harvey.