30 year old rookie Matt Palmer spread a few hits around, and the Halos eventually got to CC in the 7th inning. The key hit seemed to be a single that dropped just in front of LF Johnny Damon. Making that catch may have shut them down altogether. The Angels just seem to have a way of feeding off each other. While CC's line looks rather meh, with 8 hits and 4 ER in 6.2 innings, it really was much better than that. If Damon (who is nursing several injuries) had gotten to that ball, or if Abaldelajo had gotten out the first batter he faced, things would have looked much differently.
Yeah, I know, "if" is the biggest little word, but we are not talking about a miracle here. The ball to Damon was quite catchable, and a fresh reliever should be able to get the first batter out.
I'm not even going to carp about the 30 year old rookie that the team made look like Walter Johnson, as he scattered 3 hits over nearly 7 innings. The offense went 2 for 11 with RISP.
Sad, very sad.
Sunday, Phil Hughes gets the ball. Game is at 1:05 on YES.
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