ANAHEIM – A promising night for Los Angeles quickly escaped in a flood of hits against a short-handed bullpen.
The Angels lost, 11-4, to the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night, as an initial three-run lead turned into a loss.
Chase Silseth ruled out the White Sox for four innings, while the Angels gave him the lead in the solo home runs of Mike Trout, Shohei Ohtani and Andrew Velázquez.
Silseth, however, struggled in the fifth, allowing the White Sox to tie the score. Los Angeles relievers Oliver Ortega, Aaron Loup, Elvis Peguero and Jaime Barria won with a total of eight races.
The Angels are well equipped for the final innings, with Raisel Iglesias, Ryan Tepera and Jose Quijada all pitching well.
However, the rest of the bullpen is currently scarce because of injuries and Sunday’s fight with the Seattle Mariners. Andrew Wantz is currently suspended because of the incident, which leaves the Angels below a man on the list. Archie Bradley is now on the injured list after he was injured jumping the dugout railing to join the skirmish.
Other middle-aged reliefists from the productive angels – Austin Warren and Jimmy Herget – were injured last week.
The Angels were seen going through a disappointing night just after they had won two in a row and showed encouraging signs as they tried to get their season back on track.
On the plus side, they still have Ohtani pitching on Wednesday with a chance to win the series.
They gave the ball to Silseth for early Tuesday, his return to the big leagues after a few weeks in Double-A. Silseth passed the first four innings without giving up a run. He struck out five of the first eight batters he faced.
In the fifth, however, it all fell within three batters.
Leury Garcia singled to opposite on an outside field. Seby Zavala, producer of Bishop Amat High, made a change from the left line to get a double boost.
Then Silseth pulled the plate too far with a quick ball and Josh Harrison hit it over the fence of the left field, a two-run homer.
A few batters later, Ortega yielded a two-run rebound to Luis Robert, leaving the Angels down, 5-3.
Loup, who has been tough for most of last month, came in sixth and allowed a single, a double and a walk in the four batters he faced. Peguero took it out of that entry getting a double game.
Peguero did not withdraw any of the four batters he faced in the seventh. They all finally scored.
Meanwhile, the Los Angeles offensive came mostly from Trout and Ohtani.
They hit consecutive homers in the third inning, the 23rd of the season for Trout and the 17th for Ohtani. Ohtani also added a pair of doubles, including a double boost in the seventh inning.
The Angels also had to pull left fielder Brandon Marsh out of the game with a contusion to his right knee. It is cataloged as day to day.
More to come in this story.
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