Game one of the doubleheader 7 inning style started at a scorching 109 degrees. (In Freedom Units) That is the hottest game in Angel Stadium history.
Mike Trout stayed hot, hitting a double in his first at bat and scored on a Shohei Ohtani flare single. Then in the 3rd, he hit home run number 300! He is now the all time Angels home run leader, the 151st player to hit 300 in MLB history. Then had another double in the 5th because why not.
Justin “Hot Pocket” Upton hit a home run. Franklin Barreto actually got a hit, ending his 0-18 to start to season between Oakland and Anaheim. Jo Adell robbed a home run in the first. Then he decided to hit one himself.
Griffin Canning had problems with the long ball yet again, giving up a home run in the second. Then he allowed 3 more runs in the third which were not home runs. It was the worst start by an Angels starter since the last doubleheader in Houston. 4 innings, 4 runs, 4 hits, 4 strikeouts, 2 walks in 77 pitches.
Luke Bard was the first reliever in and allowed a run fast. So he was yanked quick for Jose Quijada… who allowed the inherited runner to score. Mike Mayers got the 6th and no more runs.
Somehow there was a lead going into the 7th and Félix Peña came in. The Angels best reliever… and another blown save. 11th on the season for this bullpen. 3 runs in the 7th for Houston.
It was shaping up to be another blown game. 9-7 with 3 outs to go. A loss to get closer to the draft pick. But in the bottom of the 7th, Mike Trout walked. As did Shohei Ohtani. Then Justin Upton hit a double! 9-8 Angels. Franklin struck out and it seemed like the Angels will Buttercup it again.
But Jo Adell wouldn’t let that happen! And hit a walk off liner past the first baseman. Angels walk off 10-9! A win!
Next game is the other half of the doubleheader and then the final game vs Houston on Sunday.
Why, Why, oh why, that was catchable.
Dillon Peters getting a chance to perform, l like this kid so hope he does well.
And just like that, once again Mike Trout is top three in the AL in runs, RBIs, HRs, WAR and wRC+.
When you think he’s having a down season, well…just wait a week.
Did you just very recently celebrate your anniversary? If so Happy Anniversary.
Think it may be another chap. Mine is around Thanksgiving. Thanks for the proactive congrats though!
Last night a Turk was mentioned as having an anniversary so l thought maybe it was you my friend, so that is why l asked. Two Turks, but funny stuff yours bringing in November Turk. lots of laughs.
So 2 Turks walk into a bar…
He doesn’t stay cold for long, does he?
Now 3 games out from Pirates with 20 to go, will the new GM know how to draft at 6 or 7. KC lost, Bos. Lost, That sets us back just in our league. This is similar to finishing 80-82.Somewhere in the middle and of course we have a 60 year history of great drafts.
Boston actually won.
I think a competent GM could turn this team around in a hurry. I’m back on the Adell train. The A Train, as it were. Ohtani is coming around.
Are we really 6-3 in our last 9? That’s interesting. Only 20 left so even if we kept going at that pace we’d still be under .500
Ok, more fun with numbers. 40 games is approximately 1/4th of a regular season so we can multiply counting stats by 4 and get 60 HRs and 152 RBIs for Trout.
Really sad that he could not have played 150 g season. He’s in his prime.
absolutely. This would have been astonishing in a full year
“109 degrees. (In Freedom Units)”
Love that, lol
No Good Deed Goes Un-punished!
Don’t know if we deserved it but a W is a W
how many minutes between games?
Looks like 35. Game starts at 7:50
Mahalo John Henry
Celebrate the win
I still remain in the camp that wins at this point only hurt the team. We don’t have anywhere close to a playoff staff and drafting an ace is a must.
Oh I agree.
Good solid, confidence building win for everyone we need in our future except for Canning. Dude’s streaky.
Dude needs to stay in his lane, and not run all over the place fielding balls
Pitchers are so meddling at times. need to get every ball. That happened to me in high school, pitcher kept getting every ball hit towards me that he could. (I was at 3B)
Yeah I know tank BUT STILL!
I remember that kid. It was last year.
I love this gif!