Michael Lorenzen, Angels allow 3 leadoff walks to score

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Author: Arianna Vedia

Published on: 2022-09-22 16:42:16

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ARLINGTON — Even though Michael Lorenzen took the no-decision in the Angels’ 5-3 loss to the Rangers on Thursday afternoon at Globe Life Field, his five-inning outing was enough to leave a sour taste in his mouth.

Heading into the rubber match, one of the things Lorenzen knew about the Rangers’ lineup — the only AL West team he hadn’t faced all season — was their ability to hit two-seamers and sinkers. They were slashing .297/.368/.470 against those pitches entering play on Thursday.

Because of that, Lorenzen held off on using his sinker — a go-to pitch that he’s thrown 26.4 percent of the time this season — and instead relied on his four-seamer and changeup. 

“I thought he was really good,” interim manager Phil Nevin said. “I thought he threw the ball really well. He was strong through his…

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