LTBU: Nick Tropeano and the Angels shutout the Rangers in Texas

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Updated: May 23, 2016

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The Angels starting pitchers have been one of the best in the majors lately, yes actually 4th best since May 13th. Nick Tropeano added to that, as he would shutout the Rangers.

It was a pitching duel in Texas, as Nick Tropeano took the mound for the Halo’s as Derek Holland was the starter for the Rangers. Tropeano and Holland would go back and forth until the big red machine would once again prove the doubters wrong of his ability to play with a two run blast to open the gates up for the Angels. In the 3rd Inning, Albert Pujols would give the Angels a 2-0 lead, as that was plenty for Tropeano.

Tropeano would go 6 2/3 in this game as he would strike out six, and allow four hits. He would not allow a single run, as he would give the momentum right back towards the bullpen of the Halo’s. For the Angels bullpen, Mahle, Morin, Salas and Joe Smith would all throw scoreless outings as the Angels would go on to win their second straight and first in the series against the Rangers.

Fun Fact: According to Alden Gonzales, Angels beat writer for MLB.com “Angels starters have a 3.00 ERA since May 13, and that it’s the fourth-best ERA in the Majors since then” and with “Six scoreless for Nick Tropeano. Angels starters have allowed two runs in 20 1/3 innings over the last three games”

It was a short and fast game to the punch. The Angels pitching staff are making up for the amount of Halo’s on the disabled list right now. Anytime pitchers can throw a scoreless outing, there is no doubt the Angels offense can score at least 1. The Halo’s improve to 21-24 and move a game closer to the 2nd place Rangers. Tuesday’s game will have Joules Chacin (Angels) and Martin Perez (Tex) on the mound. Can the Angels make it 3 straight? #LTBU

Alex Alarcon is the Founder and Senior Writer at Halo Headquarters.  Follow him on Twitter @AlexAlarcon49, and “Like” him on Facebook.

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