Mike Clevinger still hates the Angels. Ever since he was traded to Cleveland from the Angels, Clevinger has hated the team. For him to pitch vs the Angels again brings him joy. Sure he lost last time, but he would have his revenge.
Facing Clevinger was Jamie Barria. A pitcher that has done better this year than last, yet there is one thing he is not, Clevinger. Barria gave up a home run in the first inning and the team was quickly in a hole. This was bad for the Angels.
But then San Diego had a scare with Clevinger after 1 inning. It seems like he may have been injured and was pulled from the game. He may not be ready for the postseason. A postseason that the Angels look to miss out on.
Not that the team gave up, as Shohei Ohtani hit a game tying home run in the 2nd. Then Justin Upton puts the Hot in Hot Pocket, hitting a massive home run himself right after. Then after a not home run from Taylor Ward, Anthony Bemboom hit one in his stead.
Now it was time for Jamie Barria to settle down and get outs. Which he did for the 2nd inning. Yet after just one batter in the 3rd, Maddon pulled him for Patrick Sandoval. It was a bullpen game with only 6 runs scored total.
For coming in as relief, Sandoval actually provided some, pitching a scoreless 3rd-5th. Matt Andriese took over in the 6th. Seems Maddon was having a 9 batter per pitcher guideline going on for the game. Mike Mayers came in for the 8th and Félix Peña closed it out in the 9th.
Angels are now 26-31. 3 Games left at Dodger Stadium starting Friday.