Anthony Rendon didn’t play in Tuesday’s 8-3 loss to the Rays, one day after fouling a ball directly off his left knee. For reinforcements, the Angels played non-roster invitee roulette, selecting the contract of infielder Phil Gosselin and designating Scott Schebler for assignment.
Gosselin got the start against the Rays, and went 0-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts.
Rendon for now is considered day to day. Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register has more:
“He’s real sore, but better,” Maddon said. “He felt better today. Obviously better than he did last night.”
But Rendon isn’t alone in the walking wounded pile for the Angels.
Justin Upton left the game after five innings with a left knee contusion, then Max Stassi left the game in the ninth inning.
Trainers came out to check on Max Stassi, who ran into the stanchion trying to catch a foul pop-up. He’s staying in, but what a rough night all around for the Angels.— Fabian Ardaya (@FabianArdaya) May 5, 2021
Shohei Ohtani was 0-for-3 with a walk and a run scored on Tuesday, but he was slated back into the pitching rotation, set to start Wednesday, after getting scratched from his Monday mound start with elbow soreness.
- Mike Trout homered again on Tuesday and also walked, hitting .407/.514/.779 on the season.
- The Angels committed four errors in this one.
- Schebler hit three doubles in his 11 games with the Angels, but was just 4-for-27 (.148) with 11 strikeouts.
- Albert Pujols was 1-for-4 on Tuesday, moving on up the all-time hit list:
With his 7th inning single, #Angels Albert Pujols records his 3,253rd career hit which passes Hall of Famer Nap Lajoie for 13th place all-time.— Matt Birch (@MattBirch12) May 5, 2021
Hall of Famer Eddie Murray is 12th with 3,255.
Home runs: Mike Trout (8); Austin Meadows 2 (7)
WP — Luis Patiño (1-0): 3 IP, 2 hits, 1 run, 5 strikeouts
LP — Alex Cobb (1-2): 5 IP, 2 hits, 2 unearned runs, 5 walks, 8 strikeouts