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The Crawfish Boxes May 17, 2018
Quick Game Recap: Verlander

Quick Game Recap: Verlander

Good guys beat the Angels 2-0 No need for my usual artsy-fartsy game recap. Tonight Justin Verlander completed a nine inning, complete game shutout of the Los Angeles Angels, leading the Houston Astros to a 2-0 victory, and a 2-1 victory in the series. The Angels and Astros are tied 3-3 in their season match-up, but the Astros have taken a two game lead in the AL West. Verlander had impeccable command tonight, throwing 118 pitches, 79 for strikes. He only walked one, that was in the ninth inning, and he struck out seven, including Shohei Ohtani three times. It was also a night for...
www.bostonherald.com May 17, 2018
MLB roundup: Bartolo Colon shakes off liner to stomach, Rangers beat Mariners 5-1

MLB roundup: Bartolo Colon shakes off liner to stomach, Rangers beat Mariners 5-1

SEATTLE — Bartolo Colon laughed off having Jean Seguras line drive hit him in the stomach, allowing four hits in 7 2/3 shutout innings and giving the Texas Rangers a 5-1 win over the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday.Colon (2-1), who turns 45 on May 24, struck out two, walked none and threw 71 of 96 pitches for strikes.Delino DeShields gave Texas the lead with a two-out RBI double in the eighth inning that scored Isiah Kiner-Falefa, who had singled off James Pazos (1-1). The Rangers added four more in the ninth, all after Ryon Healys two-out error.ASTROS 2, ANGELS 0ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) —...
OC Register May 16, 2018
Garrett Richards loses pitchers’ duel, as Angels fall to Justin Verlander, Astros

Garrett Richards loses pitchers’ duel, as Angels fall to Justin Verlander, Astros

Richards gives up an early two-run homer after a two-out error, while Verlander goes the distance, escaping late jams by stranding two runners in the eighth and ninth innings.
OC Register May 16, 2018
Angels send down Jaime Barria despite strong outing

Angels send down Jaime Barria despite strong outing

Barria pitched seven innings against the Houston Astros on Tuesday night, but the Angels don't need six starters for the next week, so he was optioned to Triple-A. He could return as soon as May 26.
Halos Heaven May 16, 2018
Jose Alvarez negates a superb showing from Jaime Barria, as Angels lose to Astros 5-3

Jose Alvarez negates a superb showing from Jaime Barria, as Angels lose to Astros 5-3

Angels 3 Astros 5 Well, there was some good news to come out of this game. But there was also some bad news. The bad news, in the end, prevailed on the final score, so does the good news even really matter? Well...yeah. I suppose it does, because good performances are still good performances, especially in a season as long as MLB baseball’s. There was Jaime Barria, who had another stellar night on the mound for the Halos. He would only give up one run to the tough Houston Astros, over seven innings pitched. He gave up four hits in that span, and struck out seven batters. On the...

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