ARLINGTON, Texas – After a brilliant week after the Angels rotation began, the story quickly changed with the new week.
Noah Cindergard failed to come out of the first half for the first time in 126 career starts, allowing six runs in the Angels ’7-4 defeat to the Texas Rangers on Monday night.
Cindergaard allowed twice as many as Angels ’starting teams, in seven games last week when they together took a 0.81 ERA. It was the fifth time in Cindergaard’s career that he allowed six or more runs. Only four of the runs were earned.
The Angels still had a chance to win because they bet on Cindergaard to come out for the first time in three wounds. The bullpen then kept the Rangers at bay. Jaime Baria did most of the hard work with 4-1 / 3 zero innings.
The Angels left two runners at the base in the fourth and sixth innings. They had the makings of a rally in seventh place when Taylor Ward drew a single in the backcourt, but then Mike Trout entered a double game – a good turn to shortstop Corey Seeger and second baseman Marcus Semen – and Shohe Otani knocked the ball out.
Seeger and Semien, a duo that the Rangers signed for $ 500 million over the winter, also did some damage to Cindergard in his nightmarish first inning.
Semen won the 11th match with Cindergaard by drawing. Seeger then tore the single to the right, ruling in the first run of the game. Adolis Garcia came out with a double. The third run was killed on the sacrificial swing.
John Heim then hit a bouncer that first baseman Jared Walsh couldn’t handle. This was the first mistake of the “Angels” in six games. Cindergaard deleted Nathaniel Lowe, but then he gave up on Sam Huff’s single, and he walked away with Brad Miller, ending his evening.
There were four wounds on the board when Cindergaard was pulled out, and two more were scored in Eli White’s singles match against Bari.
After that Baria was almost perfect.
The success of the Angels rotation put Bari – their long-term alternative – sitting unused most nights. In the first 37 games of the “Angels” he served only five times.
He was effective when they called him, however, placing a 1.50 ERA for 18 innings.
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