The Angels headed into tonight’s contest looking for a series sweep of the Chicago White Sox. 4 game sweeps are rather rare and the White Sox proved so by crushing the Angels tonight at Angel Stadium 8-2.
The White Sox bats got to rookie Nick Tropeano in the 5th inning, scoring 5 runs. The inning was highlighted by Jose Abreu’s 2-run double, which blew the game open for the Sox. Although he only went 1-for-5, Abreu drove in 3 runs.
Adam LaRoche paced the White Sox’s offense, going 2-for-4 with a homerun and 2 RBIs. Adam Eaton, Tyler Saladino, and Geovany Soto all chipped in 2-hit performances as well.
Tropeano struggled for the Angels, tossing 4 1/3 innings while allowing 6 runs on 8 hits. He recorded 3 strikeouts and 1 walk.
Jose Quintana tossed 6 quality innings of baseball, surrendering just 2 runs while striking out 3 batters and walking 2 batters. A combination of Nate Jones, Jake Petricka, and Dan Jennings shut down the Angels in the latter 3 innings of play.
Despite their offensive struggles as a team, Mike Trout and Kole Calhoun both went 2-for-3 tonight for the Angels.
What is next for these clubs?
The Angels will continue their homestead with a series against the Toronto Blue Jays. Friday night’s matchup will see newly acquired David Price (11-4, 2.41 ERA) start for the Blue Jays. Hector Santiago (7-6, 2.86 ERA) will get the nod for the Halos. The first pitch is scheduled for 7:05 PT.
The White Sox will travel up to Safeco Field in Seattle to open a series with the Mariners. Game 1 will be a battle between two aces. In fact, Chris Sale (11-7, 3.32 ERA) and Felix Hernandez (14-7, 3.65 ERA) are two of the best pitchers in all of baseball. The ace-duel is scheduled to begin at 7:10 PT.