C-rod Saves Cobb, Angels Win 4-3

The Angels won thanks to a good bullpen today by C-rod and Watson, who ground pounded the Rangers bats that Cobb woke up. Ground ball pitching isn’t flashy but it got the job done.

Recap

Alex Cobb was bad for the second time in a row, allowing 3 runs in 2 innings. It was rough as the starting pitching continues to disappoint. This was after the Angels scored 4 runs in the first inning, giving him a good lead.

C-rod came in for the 3rd and pitched 3 and a third scoreless innings of relief. He is looking great and gave some much needed good innings out of the pen. Demands to put him in the rotation skyrocket yet again. It was as if a new starter came in and was dominant.

Which was highly needed as the offense didn’t do anything after the first. Ohtani hit a double that was inches away from a home run but that was it. No runs scored from the second to 9th does not a win make.

Watson got the last two outs of the 6th on a one pitch gidp. He then easily took are of the Rangers in the 7th to preserve the lead. Watson ground pounded the Rangers and got through his 1 and 2/3 to bridge the gap to Mayers.

Mayers escaped the 8th that was made dangerous due to a HBP and a bloops single. The pressure was enormous as again, the offense did nothing since the first. He seemed to have gotten this groove back, which is a relief.

Closer Iglesias came out for the save, making the fans hold their breath. A one run lead was all he was allocated. It was enough as he shut the door on the Rangers, saving the game and winning the series.

Up next is the red hot Seattle Mariners. Heaney takes the first game at 7 pm on Friday.

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Nizock
Newbie
6 months ago

Thanks for the write-up!

Quick suggestion: For future articles, can you elaborate on offense stuff like this “This was after the Angels scored 4 runs in the first inning”?

I usually only read these recaps, as opposed to reading the box score, so I’d love to know who did the damage 🙂

Fansince1971
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6 months ago

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Very nice win

steelgolf
Super Member
6 months ago

So they won, even though the starting pitching only went 2 innings? Unpossible.

Cowboy26
Super Member
6 months ago

Soggy Joe realized that Cobb only had a Game 5 Donnie Moore Splitter Tonight so he was right to exercise the early hook.

halofansince1978
Trusted Member
6 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

I was there and it was horrible.

Worst on field baseball event ever.

2nd was Gibson’s homerun…kill me!!

Cowboy26
Super Member
6 months ago

I remember after the second out in the top of the ninth how the aisles of the Big A flooded with fans ready to storm the field. My Dad tried to caution the fans this was a big mistake (he was an Anti-Mauch purveyor and an early survivor of Angel failure) The end of that game lives with me to this day a nightmare. To paraphrase Sir Charles:

Bad Dream Man
Bad F*ckin Dream

Designerguy
Super Member
6 months ago

Celebrate the win!

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Mia
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Mia
6 months ago
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WallyChuckChili
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6 months ago
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Mia
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Mia
6 months ago

Looks like some artificial manliness there.

red floyd
Super Member
6 months ago
Reply to  Mia

I think that monkey is on MED’s (Manliness enchancing drugs)

red floyd
Super Member
6 months ago
Reply to  Designerguy

That’s extremely manly!

Mia
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Mia
6 months ago

Series win!

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red floyd
Super Member
6 months ago
Reply to  Mia

Wait! I thought that was for when Christie sees Grant Green in a game?

Eric_in_Portland
Super Member
6 months ago

if Seattle holds on we’re back in 3rd. Oakland has lost.

Cowboy26
Super Member
6 months ago

We want Seattle to win tonight. The Angels don’t do well facing teams mired in a losing streak.

JackFrost
Super Member
6 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Correct. Otherwise they would break out of the losing streak/slump against us!

Cowboy26
Super Member
6 months ago
Reply to  JackFrost

So we’re like the rally thong for slumping teams?

JackFrost
Super Member
6 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Bad news; Houston just scored 4 in the 8th to take a 7-5 lead.

WallyChuckChili
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Angels2020Champs
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6 months ago

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6 months ago

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Eric_in_Portland
Super Member
6 months ago

what a goof!

Mia
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Mia
6 months ago

Dad moves.