Got sympathy? For whom? Oxiris Barbot resigning as health commissioner in the midst of a pandemic? Or Yoenis Cespedes quitting a team in crisis without informing them? Ex-Met Paul Lo Duca: “To me … punk move and you let down your teammates. But is anyone surprised? Good riddance.” Hmmm. So I assume you’re going with Oxi over the Moron, right Paul?
Slow from the gate, the grounded Angels should begin to soar. Many experts had predicted LA to compete in the AL West and they still may. Mike Trout is back after taking time for the birth of his son. Anthony Rendon, battling an oblique injury, had only four hits in seven games played entering Wednesday. Rendon was hitting .167 after fishing north of .300 the past three years for the Nationals. Angels are in Seattle and Dylan Bundy pitches against the Mariners’ Taijuan Walker. Bundy, the former Oriole, has been solid. He has allowed seven hits over 12 ²/₃ innings with a strikeout/walk ratio of 15/2. Walker makes his third start after TJ surgery. In his most recent outing, he one-hit the A’s for seven innings after the Astros pounded him in his season debut. Flying with the Angels and Bundy for 20 units.
Pitcher’s duel didn’t go our way. Dallas Keuchel and Adrian Houser allowed five hits over seven innings, but Milwaukee pushed a run home in the 3rd frame and blanked Chicago 1-0. Loss drops us -40 comiskeys.