Through the first three innings, everything was looking great for the Angels. They scored three runs on four hits and the offense was looking pretty good. From then on, the bats went absolutely ice cold. Over the final six innings, the Angels recorded only two hits and scored one run as they fell to the Mariners, 7-4.
The Angels scored two quick runs in the first inning. After two singles, Anthony Rendon doubled in a run to give them the lead. A sacrifice fly from Jared Walsh then gave LA their second run.
Shohei Ohtani hit a solo shot in the third inning, his eighth home run of the season. That homer put the Angels ahead 3-2. With only one out in the third, that would be the Angels’ final hit until the ninth inning. Mike Trout doubled and scored on a single from Walsh to break the drought.
The Mariners bullpen, which has been arguably the best in all of baseball this season, was lights out for them on Friday night. Drew Steckenrider, Casey Sadler and Anthony Misiewicz all threw scoreless innings out of the bullpen for them.
Andrew Heaney got roughed up for the Angels, as he continues to struggle through the first month of the season. He lasted only 3 1⁄3 innings and allowed four runs on six hits. Half of those hits were home runs, as he allowed three of em in his brief outing. In five starts for the Halos this season, Heaney has an ERA of above 5.00. Everyone in this starting rotation just continues to struggle through the first month.
WP: Drew Steckenrider (2-1) 2 IP, 0 ER, 3 SO
LP: Andrew Heaney (1-1) 3 1⁄3 IP, 4 ER, 6 H
HR: Shohei Ohtani (8) Mitch Haniger (6) Dylan Moore (2) Tom Murphy (2)