Sometimes, baseball can be a funny game. Last night, the Angels scored 16 runs and the offense looked the best it had looked all season. The following day it was quite the opposite. The bats went cold on Sunday afternoon, as the Angels scored only one run on five hits, as they fell to the Seattle Mariners, 2-1.
The game went into extras tied at one. With one out in the 10th inning, Tim Lopes hit a single to Brian Goodwin in left field. Had he made a better read on the ball, he likely could have thrown out Kyle Lewis, who ended up scoring from second.
To begin the bottom of the inning, Luis Rengifo tried bunting to advance Andrelton Simmons over to third. He was unable to do so, as he struck out. Shohei Ohtani followed with a strikeout as well. The Mariners opted to walk Mike Trout, bringing Anthony Rendon up to the plate with two outs and runners on first and second. After jumping ahead in the count 2-0, he popped out.
There was a positive takeaway from Sunday’s game, and it’s the fact that Griffin Canning had arguably his best game of the season. He gave the Angels eight strong innings, allowing only one run on four hits. This was the first time in Canning’s career he pitched into the eighth inning.
It was the seventh time in his career he’s struck out at least seven and was one off of his career-high of eight.
- Jaime Barria will start tomorrow for the Angels
- Joe Maddon said David Fletcher’s injury is considered a “day to day ankle sprain.”
- Albert Pujols recorded his 666th career double, which passes George Brett (665) for sixth most all-time.
WP: Taylor Williams (1-1) 1 IP, 0 ER, 1 SO
LP: Jose Quijada (0-1) 1⁄3 IP, 2 H, 1 R
SV: Yohan Ramirez (1) 1 IP, 2 SO
The Angels will look to pick up the series win tomorrow against the Mariners. First pitch is at 1:10 p.m. PT on Fox Sports West.