Angels lose a heartbreaker in extras.
Ohtani returns to the mound and started the day strong with a perfect first inning this time on only 8 pitches. The second inning was tougher, walking the first three batters. He almost got out of it without damage, striking out the next two batters before the ump missed a call and walked in a runner. Ohtani then walked another runner in and was taken out. He ended with 3 strikeouts, 5 walks, and 2 earned runs in 1 and 2/3 innings.
Jose Rodriguez took over and finished the 2nd and pitched the 3rd. He lost the no hitter and was wild like Ohtani. But he didn’t give up any runs so he was put out there in the 4th and lasted only one out before being pulled.
Cam Bedrosian relived him and finished the 4th unscathed. He came out for the 5th but didn’t record an out in part due to Taylor Ward losing the ball in the sun and also walking a guy. Hey
Hoby Milner took over for Cam and got out of the 5th cleanly. He only needed to face 2 batters and covered 1B in an impressive double play. His ERA is now at 3.86.
Middleton pitched the 6th and allowed only one hit to keep the lead. He came out for the 7th and gave up a home run to Bregman. he gave up a double and was pulled after only one out.
Mike Mayers came in for Middleton and got out of the 7th without any more runs allowed. With a 4-3 lead heading into the 8th he went back out there to face the bottom of the order. He only got 1 out before being yanked.
Ty Buttrey got the ball with one on one out in the 8th, up 4-3. After a double play was foiled by a bad throw it looked to unraveling. But Buttrey got a ground out and Rendon made a nice play to hold the lead.
Offensively the Angels had their first opportunity to score right away in the first. Two on one out for Justin Hot Pocket Upton. He struck out. And Goodwin grounded out. Walking Angels doesn’t lead to runs, TrAdition! Second inning another walk another no runs inning. Third inning looked to be the same as well, with walking the bases load.
But then the Old man Albert Pujols actually pulled through and hit a Grand Slam. Suddenly it is 4-2 Angels and things are looking up. However the rest of the game saw very little in terms of offensive might. Rendon got a double, and some more walks were given, but the team didn’t score in the 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th.
Bullpen blew it in the 9th, then in the 10th, then the 11th. Angels triple Buttercupped.
Angels go to Seattle, with Mike Trout an hopefully Jo Adell.