Los Angeles bounced back from a couple of weekend losses to the Texas Rangers with a 6-4 win over Houston on Monday. Brandon Drury’s RBI trio to deep center broke the deadlock 4-4 in the eighth inning, and Matt Thaiss followed with a sacrificial fly-in.
“Everybody has that fight in this squad, and it’s been a pleasure being a part of it,” angel lead Taylor Ward, who won 3 to 4 on Monday, spoke about the rally in his post-match interview with Bally Sports West. “Hopefully, we can continue it.
While Los Angeles looks set to continue its recent trajectory, having won six of eight games despite heavy losses Saturday and Sunday to Rangers, Astronomy trying to turn things around
Houston has lost three games in a row, five of the past six and seven of the past 10.
The prospect of absent players returning to the squad brings a certain optimism to the team. Astronomy
Chas McCormick returned on Monday after being absent for nearly a month with back pain and Michael Brantley, recovering from shoulder surgery in 2022, could return this week, according to The Athletic.
McCormick said before the opening match with angel“I’m so excited about it. I just want to be here with my friends. I just feel bad because I’m out and can’t play, swing. But I’ve had a lot of good work here. Corpus (Christi, Houston affiliate Double-A); I’m happy with how I feel there It’s good that I get a few games under my belt.
McCormick drew 0-4 on Monday in his first major league appearance since April 14. He is one of four. Astronomy beginners are not successful and they will find a way to regroup on Tuesday opposite angel‘The most productive start to 2023
Right-hander Shohei Ohtani (4-0, 2.54 ERA) will start for Los Angeles, looking to maintain his impeccable record throughout the season. Ohtani’s final start doesn’t make a decision, though angel‘ the multi-dimensional star and former AL Most Valuable Player peaked his career with 13 goals on Wednesday at St. Louis
Ohtani took on the Cardinals five rounds, marking the second time he’s held under six rounds this season. He’s done four runs with five hits and one walk.
Ohtani is leading 3-3 with a 3.74 ERA in 10 career starts against Houston, including a five-round win Astronomy in September of last year, of which he achieved seven. He will also be looking to maintain a hot spot after a 2 to 4 performance with a scoring pair on Monday.
Left-hander Framber Valdez (2-4, 2.60 ERA) will start Tuesday for Houston, looking to avoid a third straight loss. Valdez threw six strong innings in his final appearance, Wednesday against the San Francisco Giants, hitting eight and allowing only two runs.
However, with Astronomy not allowing him to assist in the attack, Valdez was defeated 4–2. He also lost 3–1 to the Philadelphia Phillies on April 28 despite hitting seven solid innings
Valdez is 7-4 with 3.98 ERA in 15 career appearances (11 starts) before angel. He drew 1-1 with 3.91 ERA in four starts against Los Angeles last year