It was a short outing from Dylan Bundy, as heatstroke led to him exiting the game in the second inning. I won’t post the video of what happened, but let’s just say.... he couldn’t keep his lunch up.
Luckily he’s doing fine, and most importantly the Angels picked up the 5-3 victory.
When speaking with reporters following the game, manager Joe Maddon said that Bundy was feeling better. After pitching in the first inning, Bundy wasn’t feeling well, but wanted to go back out for the second inning.
Joe Maddon said Dylan Bundy is feeling better. Bundy said he wasn’t feeling good after the first but wanted to go back out for the second and try to pitch. After facing four hitters, Bundy took a break on the mound and that’s when it hit him.
Could José Suarez potentially be a starter?
Following Bundy’s exit, Jose Suarez gave the Angels 5 1⁄3 strong innings. He allowed only one run on two hits and had five strikeouts. In nine appearances this season, Suarez is 3-1 with a 1.98 ERA. He’s been fantastic.
He was ridiculously great,” Maddon said to the media following the game. “When he came in, I wanted to make sure he had enough time. But he told me, ‘I got this,’ as I was walking off the mound. So, leaps and bounds for him. The best way I can describe it is, his brain finally showed up. His body has been here for a bit, but now who he is is starting to show up, and there’s no telling how good he’s going to be.”
Is there a chance he could eventually slide into the rotation? There certainly is. Maddon said that it is something the team will have to discuss. He said that Suarez has validated that he’s ready. Not sure what the next step is, but there’s a chance we could see him in the starting rotation at some point.