Angels 3 Rangers 1
- This is one of those games where I don't really have much to say where there is not much to say.
- Lance Lynn was fine, he threw lots of fast balls, infested heaters and made it through 7 innings. He allowed 2 runs – one on a Mike Trout home round and one on a double-infield single-single sequence in an inning that could have been much worse if trout had not hit a 4-3 GID to finish that inning. Lynn knocked out 5, went 1, allowed 5 hits and used to generally, as I thought Rangers hoped he would pitch when they signed him.
- Unfortunately, Lynn received almost no support. I thought he could get the chance for an 8 inning complete game, but Chris Woodward went to Jesse Chavez for the 8th. Chavez again gave a run, but it was on a trout home run, which is understandable.
- The problem is that the offense was ineffective. It wasn't as bad as the Brad Peacock game earlier this week when a race was scored and there were some threats, but it was ultimately an abuse of offenses.
- One race was on a Joey Gallo race, which went 152 meters high, per Statcast. I don't think you will see many other homes so loud.
- In fact, Texas seemed ready to repeat last night's early scoring in the first when Rougned Odor doubled and then Elvis Andrus appointed. With one out, and Elvis single was hit hard, Odor kept third, only to be stranded there, when Nomar Mazara and Joey Gallo whiffed. It was a harbinger of things to come.
- Delino DeShields actually made it to third with two outs twice. The first time he went, the other stole and went to third on a plot out. The more entertaining venture involved him bundling, knocking it out, heading to the other when the throw went wild, and then going to the third when the throw in seconds went wild. That, and the Gallo home, were the most exciting parts of the game.
- What's more … Ronald Guzman hit a blast to center in the ninth, who looked out of the bat as if it were a homeward, but Mike Trout caught it on the wall. Rougned Odor hit a shot back in the middle that hit who Angels pitcher was (I can't remember and didn't want to look at the name of an angel player) on the arm and the jug remained in the game.
- So you go, Quiet games that Texas lost. On the next.