Angels Fall to the Indians

By Saxon Baird

Coming off the worst start of the season, Jered Weaver cruised through the first three innings striking out four and allowing just one hit. But in the fourth Weaver struggled, giving up five hits and four runs. Even though, Weaver would go another two strong innings, the damaged was done and proved to be enough.

August 19, 2013; Anaheim, CA, USA; Los Angeles Angels first baseman

Mark Trumbo

(44) hits an RBI single during the fourth inning against the Cleveland Indians at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Give Zach McAllister some credit who was bumped up a day in place of Danny Salazar. It was McAllister’s best start of the month for him, if not the second-half. The right-hander had great life on his fastball scattering five hits and striking out five through 6 1/3 innings pitched against a Mike Trout-less Angels lineup.

The Angels made some noise in the fourth with three hits but the rally was quickly squashed when on a fly-out to right-field, Mark Trumbo tried to tag up and score. The play at the plate was close and even slow motion replays were mostly inconclusive if Indians catcher Yan Gomes actually was able to tag Trumbo on his jersey. Nevertheless, Trumbo was called out and the inning was over on the old 9-2 double play.

The Indians tacked on another run as the Angels bullpen tends to allow. Trumbo hit a solo shot in the ninth but that was all she wrote.  The Angels have now won just 2 of their last 8 games.