Angels can’t beat Marlins as 4-game winning streak ends – Orange County Register
ANAHEIM — There have been nights of dominance for Reid Detmers, with others falling short of expectations, and nights like Friday where a hybrid version has emerged.
Detmers managed to work around constant problems without enough reward from the offense and the Angels saw their four-game winning streak come to an end with a 6-2 loss to the Miami Marlins.
The night gave the Angels an opportunity for top pitching prospect Sam Bachman to make his major league debut, with the right-hander striking out the team in his first career inning and recording four strikeouts in two innings.
Far from being at his best, which his 10 hits allowed would attest to, Detmers (0-4) still limited the Marlins to three runs in more than five heavily trafficked innings. Miami southpaw Jesus Luzardo was simply better in Game 1 of a three-game series.
Detmers had a perfect pair of innings, the first coming in the first frame. But the Marlins put four batters on base in the second inning, while scoring only once on a Jean Segura single to center field.
In the third inning, the Marlins made it 2-0 on Jorge Soler’s gigantic home run to center field, his 16th of the season. It was also Soler’s 10th home run this year in support of Luzardo, who has made 11 starts.
The Angels made their way midway through the fifth inning when Chad Wallach singled, moved up to second on a wild pitch by Luzardo and scored on a two-out Mike Trout single. Shohei Ohtani followed by deleting.
The Marlins chased Detmers with four straight singles to open the sixth, including a Nick Fortes hit. But Angels right-hander Jacob Webb escaped further damage when he got Jonathan Davis down in a home force, knocked out Jon Berti and retired Soler on a force.
The Angels looked inspired when they added another run in the sixth on a Brandon Drury homer to right center to cut the deficit to 3-2. But the Marlins used the short porch at right center to take a 5-2 lead on a two-run homer for Bryan De La Cruz against Webb.
Detmers had two walks to go along with five strikeouts Friday, a far cry from his May 19 outing against the Minnesota Twins when he had a season-high 12 strikeouts in 5-2/3 innings. Luzardo (4-3) allowed one run on seven hits in five innings of work with one walk and seven strikeouts.
Bachman came on in the seventh inning and retired his first batter, Fortes. After a single from Jonathan Davis and a walk from Joey Wendle, he knocked out Soler before major league hitting leader Luis Arraez hit to center on low pitch just over the plate. Bachman ended the threat by eliminating Garrett Cooper.
Bachman allowed four total hits in his first two innings with two walks to go along with his first four strikeouts.
More to come on this story.
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