Saturday night was one for the Angels to forget all across the board. Their offense scored only one run on six hits, their defense had three errors and their pitching staff allowed 15 runs.
Things got ugly quickly as the Blue Jays jumped out early and scored seven runs in the second inning. Jose Quintana got roughed up badly, allowing seven runs to score in 1 2⁄3 innings. He also issued four walks as well.
It all really went downhill after this play. Apparently this wasn’t an illegal slide? Beats me. The game was completely changed after this, though.
Angels challenged that this was an illegal slide on replay. But they also ruled José Iglesias didn’t stay on second base, and everyone is safe apparently. pic.twitter.com/4UkcfGQ4vn— Fabian Ardaya (@FabianArdaya) April 11, 2021
It’s been a very rough start to the season for the Angels’ new starter, as he owns a 16.20 ERA through his first two starts.
Things didn’t get any better for Jaime Barria, who was called up earlier on Saturday to replace Dexter Fowler on the roster. He allowed seven runs in two innings on six hits while issuing four walks.
After the fourth inning, Toronto was already leading 14-1.
The Angels’ lone run came on a home run from Anthony Rendon in the fourth inning.
WP: Steven Matz (2-0) 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 SO
LP: Jose Quintana (0-1) 1 2⁄3 IP, 7 R, 5 ER, 4 BB
HR: Anthony Rendon (1)
The Angels will look to get back on the winning side of things as they go for the series win on Sunday. Alex Cobb will get the start for the Halos. First pitch is at 10:07 a.m. PT.