The Belt started in the National League with Gerrit Cole, but it was quickly lost to Rick Porcello in the first start of the season.
Now, after Sunday’s Angels-Marlins game, the Belt makes its return to the senior league.
In four and one-third innings, the defender Matt Shoemaker allowed seven hits, four runs, while striking out three. He allowed home runs to Giancarlo Stanton and J.T. Riddle.
The challenger, Jose Ureña, was better than that. In five innings, he allowed only three hits, two runs, while striking out seven. However, he did walk six Angels batters.
Ureña’s 47 Game Score topped Shoemaker’s 33.
Jose Ureña is 3–2 with a 3.14 ERA in 11 games (five starts) this season. Hopefully he doesn’t get moved to the pen.