Angels’ pitchers struggle in loss to White Sox

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CHICAGO — A raft of injuries to the Angels’ pitchers person provided Packy Naughton an accidental to beryllium that helium belongs successful the speech for the 2022 pitching staff.

He was making a beardown connection until Tuesday night.

Naughton gave up 4 runs and got knocked retired successful the 3rd inning of the Angels’ 9-3 nonaccomplishment to the Chicago White Sox, a disappointing outing connected the heels of 5 scoreless innings past week against the San Diego Padres.

Naughton, 25, carried a 2.57 ERA aft his archetypal 14 large league innings, with each of his outings against contenders: the Dodgers, Padres (twice) and New York Yankees.

Facing the playoff-bound White Sox, Naughton started getting into occupation successful the 2nd inning.

Naughton threw Luis Robert a thigh-high changeup implicit the middle, and helium deed it into the near tract seats. He past gave up a treble to Leury Garcia connected a fastball implicit the mediate and a run-scoring azygous to Gavin Sheets connected a transportation that wasn’t adjacent a strike.

In the third, Naughton got 2 outs connected a locomotion and a treble play, but past helium gave up a azygous to Eloy Jimenez and treble to Robert, ending his night.

The relievers who followed him didn’t bash immoderate better. Andrew Wantz threw Sheets a cutter implicit the bosom of the sheet and helium drilled it 447 feet, astir to the apical of the seats successful close field, for a three-run homer.

Oliver Ortega past gave up 2 much runs, putting the Angels successful a 9-3 hole.

After the crippled was retired of hand, Kyle Tyler pitched 3 scoreless innings. Tyler, who was started the play astatine Double-A and pitched conscionable 5 times astatine Triple-A earlier helium was promoted, has not allowed a tally successful his archetypal 7 large league innings.

Besides the mediocre pitching, the communicative was wasted opportunities astatine the plate. The Angels loaded the bases successful the fifth, sixth and eighth innings, and didn’t people a azygous tally successful those chances.

Luis Rengifo struck retired to extremity the fifth, David Fletcher deed into a treble play to extremity the sixth, and Juan Lagares deed into a treble play to extremity the eighth.

The Angels’ lone runs were connected homers, a solo changeable by Phil Gosselin successful the archetypal and a two-run homer by Jared Walsh successful the fourth. Both were against Lucas Giolito, who pitched conscionable 4 innings successful his archetypal commencement aft a stint connected the injured list.

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