Angels 0 Astros 4
Tonight was Andrew Heaney's first start following the passing of his best friend, and he did well to honor Tyler Skaggs in the best way he could, with a loopy curveball from the left side.
Andrew Heaney’s first pitch of the night was a big, slow curveball to pay tribute to his best friend, Tyler Skaggs. pic.twitter.com/lCVId1bUIU— Fabian Ardaya (@FabianArdaya) July 6, 2019
Heaney pitched a nice outing against the Astros, going five innings and giving up two runs with five swinging strikeouts, and pitching out of trouble twice.
Unfortunately, Gerrit Cole was better for the Astros and the Angels were unable to muster enough offense in the game to plate a run. Cole reached or surpassed 100mph seven times in today's game, the highest of any outing thus far in his career. As you might expect, the Angels did not get to him early and Cole cruised for most of the game.
In the 8th, the Halos loaded the bases against Ryan Pressly only for Shohei Ohtani to pop out in foul territory and Kole Calhoun to strike out.
The game was nationally televised, though, with the announcers showering heaping handfuls of praise onto Mike Trout. So there's that, at least.