Home, sweet home wasn’t so delicious for the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday, as they lost their 2019 home opener 11-4 to the Texas Rangers.
That sour taste took over early as the visitors from the Lone Star State roughed up Angel starter Matt Harvey for five runs in the first inning, eight overall in a four-inning stint. He yielded 10 hits and two homers while walking two and striking out five.
We can’t forget Kole Calhoun, who also went deep for the Angels, in an otherwise forgettable game that saw the Angels fall to 1-6, 5.5 games back in the American League West.
“Everything was up,” Harvey said of his pitching. “Not a good first one of the year, but I’ll be mad for the next 24 hours and get back to work tomorrow.”
Felix Pena (0-1) will get the start on Friday for the Orange County team as it tries to stop a five-game skid.