Kris Bubic couldn’t stop the Royals’ losing skid on Tuesday night, as it was a fourth straight loss, this time to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. The final score was 6-1.
This was a really uninteresting game from the Royals’ perspective, so I won’t waste a lot of time with the details. Bubic gave up six runs in four innings, which easily makes this his worst start of the year. He needed 92 pitches to get his 12 outs. He gave up four home runs - Ohtani, Stassi, Iglesias, and Upton - which, well, doomed him.
The highlight of the night for the Royals was reliever Ronald Bolanos, who fired two flawless innings with a whopping five strikeouts. He looked tremendous. Maybe he should get a turn in the rotation.
Josh Staumont gave up a fifth home run in the eighth inning. Five home runs for the Angels.
The Royals’ run came off the bat of Hanser Alberto, who hit a double that scored Michael A. Taylor in the seventh. It made a 6-0 game a 6-1 game. Whoopie.
Starting for the Angels was Andrew Heaney, who entered with an ERA on the season of 4.76. He completely shut down the Royals, which is stunning, I know, for a soft-tossing lefty. He allowed one run in 6.2 innings. Baseball is annoying.
I wish I had more to say than this, but there really wasn’t much else. It’s too late for this. The Royals are 29-30.
They will try to avoid getting swept tomorrow behind the right arm of Brad Keller. The final game of the series starts at 8:30 pm. They’ll go against a guy that has an ERA of just under 6, so things look promising, but that didn’t do anything tonight. We’ll see.