clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

4-8 - Angels gift Rangers a win on Mike Trout’s birthday

New, 47 comments

Probably not the wish Mike Trout asked for when he blew out the candles today

MLB: Los Angeles Angels at Texas Rangers Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Were I, heaven forbid, an Angels fan, I would be writing about how extremely like the Angels it was to lose on Mike Trout’s birthday tonight despite Mike Trout plonking one 450 ft to give his team a 2-0 lead some five minutes into the game.

I am not an Angels fan so I will merely laugh at the fact that the Angels lost on Mike Trout’s birthday tonight despite Mike Trout plonking one 450 ft to give his team a 2-0 lead some five minutes into the game.

The Rangers won despite collecting just five hits on the night and I feel like it was mostly because they were playing a team that most resembles what we’ve seen out of the Rangers themselves so far this season. That is to say, this was a mess.

Texas was actually only 1-for-10 with runners in scoring position but scored four runs via a sac fly, bases loaded walk, errant pickoff throw, and a bases loaded HBP. The Angels totaled three errors to put three unearned runs on their pitchers while those pitchers didn’t help themselves as they walked six Rangers hitters.

Anyhow, sorry you’ve wasted your career in Anaheim, Mike. Happy birthday!

Player of the Game: Tonight’s game was like three and a half hours of your neighbor unironically playing nü-metal really loud until Jonathan Hernandez arrived and placed noise canceling headphones on your ears and then played you a melody so righteous that it made you cry.

Up Next: More Rangers and Angels on Saturday evening as Kolby Allard will take the bump for Texas against LHP Patrick Sandoval for the Angels. First pitch from The Shed is scheduled for 6:05 pm CT.