The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly from series loss to Angels
By Josh Jacobs
The Ugly - Rendon Hitting a Left Handed Home Run
Speaking of Brett Phillips outing on the mound, the Rays outfielder gave up four runs on two home runs during his inning of work in the blowout loss. It is one thing to give up runs as a position player doing mop up duty, but its another thing to give up the kind of run Phillips did while eventually being no hit for the entire game.
Coming to the plate, fans could notice something very odd about Anthony Rendon, he was batting left handed. You do not have to be the most observant fan in the world to know that Rendon only hits from the right side, so this probably was going to be an easy out for Phillips. Instead, Rendon blasted a two run homer, and is now 1-1 with a home run from the left side of the plate during his career.
No hitters are embarrassing, but this home run was icing on that cake. You risk ugly numbers going up on the board whenever you throw an outfielder on the mound, and you are not too worried about the outcomes, but to give up that kind of home run in any moment outside of the Home Run Derby is the definition of ugly.