Matt Joyce was scratched because he thought it was a night game

According to Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times Matt Joyce was scratched from Monday’s lineup in Toronto, because he thought it was a night game.

Joyce told DiGiovanna, “it’s a mistake that should never happen. I feel terrible about it. It won’t happen again.”

The outfielder was acquired from the Rays this past offseason after parts of six seasons with Tampa Bay. He has been horrible this year so far posting an 8 wRC+ and is slashing .143/.180/.219 with one home run.

The Angels sit at 19-19 and play game two against the Blue Jays tonight as part of a four game series north of the border. It will be Hector Santiago (2-2, 2.41 ERA) vs Aaron Sanchez (3-3, 4.26).

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