The Angels fall short. It seemed a little bush league on a certain play. That’s another talk though. Matt Shoemaker had a good outing, but the Angels weren’t able to hold the Kansas City Royals.
The game opens up pretty normal. Two good pitchers facing each other in the first few innings. After a few outs Matt Shoemaker seemed perfect.
Finally the Angels finally broke through with men at first and third, Yunnel at the plate. Not as majestic as it sounds, a double play allowed Jett Bandy to score from third.
The Royals weren’t going to have that. The perfect game was ended after a double by Salvador Perez. Calhoun almost made a great diving catch but came up short. Following the double, Orlando hit one of his own making it a tie ballgame. Jefry Marte follows up with a double of his own scoring Trout from first.
The Angels get comfortable with a 2 run lead against the Royals until a play. Counted as a single and an error. Mondesi was clearly out of the batter’s box when he bunted so that means the play should have been dead, but it wasn’t. Scioscia argued like no tomorrow.
The call wasn’t overturned and cost the game. The Angels are playing under protest.
The Angels believe that a certain rule regarding interference was misapplied. So after the game the MLB will review the game.
The Royals tacked on a few more runs but that didn’t stop the Angels. In the top of the ninth a single and two walks load the bases. Pujols comes to the plate and he walks in a run. Marte strikes out swinging. Simmons clutches and lines in a run to cut it close.
Sadly, Jett Bandy struck out swinging and it ended the rally. The determination of the game will decide the game tomorrow.