Alex Meyer soundly failed his first test to fit into the Angels’ rotation.
The 6-foot-9 right-hander brought his tantalizing 97-mph fastball into his Thursday night start at Safeco Field, but also the same struggle to command it. Accordingly, he bore the loss in the Angels’ 11-3 loss to Seattle.
“He showed flashes of why we’re excited about him,” Angels manager Mike Scioscia said afterward.
Scioscia was then asked what Meyer must do to extend those flashes.
“Right now, that’s the $64,000 question,” he said, referencing a game show that last aired in 1958.
Meyer hit the first man he faced and walked the second, and soon let in a run when Nelson Cruz doubled....