Let’s just face it. The Angels just seem to have out number, at least when we play them in Anaheim. It was the case in April and so far it looks like it might be the case in May. The Indians lost again to the angels last night in 11 innings, 2-1.
For the fourth game in a row we were treated to a white knuckle pitching duel. Both Justin Masterson and Tyler Chatwood pitched great. Masterson only gave up 1 run over the course of his 7 innings, but gave up 9 hits in the process. Chatwood was nearly unhittable. He pitched 8 innings for the first time in his young career and only gave up 2 hits to Carlos Santana. The Indians just didn’t have an answer for him last night.
The bullpen for the Tribe did what they could, but when your put into these types of situations repeatedly you’re going to fail eventually. Tonight wasn’t Justin Germano’s night, but that’s ok. He’s been solid otherwise coming out of the pen this year. I’m more than willing to give the Angels credit for last night. They did what Oakland and Detroit weren’t able to do, keep the Indians off the scoreboard late. They deserved to win, but again it took another amazing pitching performance to top them.
The Loss drops the Indians record to 21-10, but thanks to Kansas City’s loss things stayed the same in the division. The Indians will look to get back on the winning track tomorrow night. Until then let’s hope the Indians bats can wake up a little bit. These games are exciting, but I could use a day to give my developing ulcer a chance to heal.