The most remarkable thing about this entire game (and the last one for that matter) can be summed up here:
No one could have predicted the Angels would shut out the Padres, let alone Andrew Heaney throwing a career high 117 pitches in an absolute gem of a performance. He allowed only 3 hits on 6 Ks over 7 innings.
But wait! There’s more! Justin Upton notched 2 hits and drove in one of the Angels two runs, Jared Walsh hit a double, Anthony Rendon got a triple, and as a team, the Angels only struck out 2 times against starter Mike Clevinger. Was I watching the right game??
New Angel Franklin Barreto also did something I hadn’t seen before, so kudos to him. Here he is bunting a ball off his own head:
Mike Mayers and Felix Pena came out of the pen to shut this one down. Both of these guys have emerged as perhaps the two best relievers for the Angels this year.
Chalk up a big win for the Angels as they shutout the Padres who have only been shut out one other time all season (by the Dodgers)!