Game 2 of the doubleheader started off with the Angels as the away team as this is the makeup game from Houston. No hurricane here. Just a heat wave. Still 95 degrees at the start of the game at 7:50 PM.
Dillon Peters took the start and gave up a home run on the second pitch. Then in the second inning he gave up a 3 run home run. A short outing, 1 and 2/3 innings, 4 runs, 3 earned, 3 hits and 2 strikeouts. That unearned run was an error by Justin Upton.
A bullpen game right after having 5 pitchers in the first game of a doubleheader is not good. What is good is Cam Bedrosian. 2 and 1/3 innings of perfect baseball.
No off Day for the Offense
Offensively Mike Trout continued to be on fire. He hit a double and scored in the 4th thanks to a single from Albert Pujols. After a Jo Adell single and a walk to Taylor Ward, Franklin Barreto grounded out with the bases loaded to score Pujols.
In the 5th, even more runs scored with a single by Luis Rengifo, a HBP by Justin Upton, a 2 base non sac fly by Mike Trout, and a Pujols bloop single. It was a tied game.
Jacob Barnes pitched the bottom of the 5th. First hit was a single that was almost caught by Jo Adell. Which was then thrown in and almost got the runner at second. It was weird. An out later and a home run that Jo Adell almost caught. Game of inches and such. 6-4 Astros.
Franklin Barreto airmailed a throw in the 6th, the 3rd error of the game. For once though that didn’t lead to a run and Noé Ramirez got through the inning with no runs scored. 6-4 going into the top of the 7th.
A single by Upton and Trout was up to tie it. Astros said no, and walked him. So Anthony Rendon hit a 3 run home run. And the Angels have come all the way back to lead it 7-6. Victor Rojas called it a walk off, but the Angels were away at the Big A.
Ty Buttrey was in to close the game. First out was a strikeout. But Springer was up next. He hit 2 home runs already this game. But he flew out to Jo Adell instead. A groundout and Ty got the save!
A 4 game winning streak, a double header sweep, and 5 wins vs the Astros this year! A turnaround maybe? Still a long way to go.
Final game vs Astros this season tomorrow at 1PM. After that, the Rangers are the only division opponent left.