Angels closer Huston Street had an ugly outing Sunday against the Astros, allowing five runs in the ninth inning to blow the save and take the loss.
And it turns out things were plenty bad for Street even before he took the mound, with Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles reporting that he threw up in the bullpen:
Street began suffering flu-like symptoms on Saturday and was vomiting in the bullpen during the sixth and seventh innings on Sunday. …
“When I started throwing up, they asked me straight up, ‘Can you go? Do you feel like you can go?’ My answer was yes, absolutely,” Street said. “And I felt fine out there Sunday. You’ve got a lot of adrenaline, it’s a big game, it’s a big moment. I’m not blaming it on that by any means whatsoever.”
It was the only time this season Street has allowed more than three runs in a game and just the third time this season he’s allowed more than one run in a game, so manager Mike Scioscia probably would have preferred a more honest/realistic answer from a guy with the flu.
Street hasn’t pitched since Sunday and has lost 13 pounds, so the Angels turned to Joe Smith in Tuesday night’s save situation against the Mariners (he converted it).
MILWAUKEE — The Brewers had two players and a staff member test positive for the coronavirus at their alternate training site in Appleton, Wisconsin.
Milwaukee president of baseball operations David Stearns confirmed the positive results Saturday and said they shouldn’t impact the major league team. Teams are using alternate training sites this season to keep reserve players sharp because the minor league season was canceled due to the pandemic.
Stearns said the positive tests came Monday and did not name the two players or the staff member. Players must give their permission for their names to be revealed after positive tests.
The entire camp was placed in quarantine.
“We have gone through contact tracing,” Stearns said. “We do not believe it will have any impact at all on our major league team. We’ve been fortunate to get through this season relatively unscathed in this area. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to get all the way there at our alternate site.”
Milwaukee entered Saturday one game behind the Reds and Cardinals for second place in the NL Central, with the top two teams qualifying for the postseason.
The Brewers still will be able to take taxi squad players with them on the team’s trip to Cincinnati and St. Louis in the final week of the season. He said those players have had repeated negative tests and the team is “confident” there would be no possible spread of the virus.
“Because of the nature of who these individuals were, it’s really not going to affect the quarantine group at all,” Stearns said. “We’re very fortunate that the group of players who could potentially be on a postseason roster for us aren’t interacting all that much with the individuals that tested positive.”