Photo credit: Rex Fregosi
Well everybody, we fielded a lot of minor league guys in the line up today. There was no Trout. There was no Rendon. Pujols was batting third and Stassi was batting fifth.
The Angels side were out in the first on only 7 pitches. Then Julio Teheran gave up 3 runs in over 50 pitches in his part of the first inning. Nothing much happened until the third when Jo Adell hit a double and Jahmai Jones drove him in with a single.
Eliot Soto singled Jones over to second, Walsh tripled to drive in two, and Pujols hit a sacrifice to drive in another run. (4-3 Angels).
The Dodgers went ahead 5-4 on a Joc Pederson home run directly to a cutout area in the sixth inning to make it 5-4, whereupon there was an electrical power outage and Joe Kelly was brought in to face the Angels in the seventh inning. Here is an actual image of Dodger stadium in the seventh inning.
And now for the seventh inning stretch! Can the Angels win this meaningless game? They are only down by one. they bring in Hoby Milner to pitch. And Edwin Rios hit a home run that bounced over the fence right out of Jo Adell’s glove. 6-4 Dodgers. Ummm, never mind!
Will Smith added a home run off of Luke Bard to make it 7-4 in the bottom of the eighth. Yikes! The Angels have three outs to win this game.
- Jo Adell strikes out swinging. (1 out)
- Jahmai Jones reaches on an error by Edwin Rios.
- Soto hits a ground rule double. Jones must stop at third.
- Fletcher hits a line drive base hit to drive in two. (7-6)
- Infield hit by Walsh.
- Pujols hits a line drive to the outfield to advance Fletcher to third.
- Ohtani makes out on a come backer. Bummer!