The Angels celebrated Mother’s Day with the Dodgers. Pictures were shown, flowers were given, and moms were celebrated all over. A pitching duel is what moms were given this Mother’s Day, a surprise gift to be sure, but a welcome one. In the end it was the Angels who got to celebrate the win, thanks to great pitching and Walsh.
Not the worst Q ever
Q made everyone panic immediately by loading the bases. But he got out of it. On 30 pitches. Yes, it was one of those games. Ohtani got a single but that was it for the 1st.
The second inning went a bit better, with fewer baserunners and pitches this time. Offensively, no baserunners at all this time.
Walks bite Q again, and this time, damage was done as 2 walks and a hit gave the Dodgers a run. The Angels finally got to Bauer in the 3rd, with a Fletcher hit and walks to Ohtani and Trout before Walsh doubled in 2. 2-1 Angels.
For the first time, Q actually got a 1-2-3 inning and didn’t blow his lead in the 4th. But he got no more runs in the bottom half as Bauer didn’t walk anyone this time.
That was it for Q, as he allowed a double to start off the 5th and was immediately yanked. He went 4+ innings allowing only 1 run on 2 hits and 5 walks while striking out 6.
Slegers came in and stranded the runner at 2nd. It was time for more runs by the offense. But alas, that didn’t happen in the 5th as Bauer shut them down.
Aaron Slegers went out for another inning as the team desperately needed innings. He lasted an out as runners got on and Claudio came in. That was a good move as Claudio got the 2 outs to preserve the lead. Not that the offense did anything. Still 2-1 Angels.
Tony Watson came in for the 7th inning. It was a bit dicey but he got out of it unscathed. Gosselin got another hit on the day, but was stranded.
Mayers got the 8th. And by got the 8 I mean he shut down the Dodgers offense, allowing only 1 baserunner and no runs. Fletcher got a hit. Ohtani flew out. So Fletcher stole second, reaching 3rd on the throw. Trout struck out and Walsh was IBB-ed. So Walsh stole second with Lagares up, who was a defensive replacement for Upton. But Lagares struck out. Still 2-1 Angels.
Closer Iglesias came to save the game. A 1 run game. The first batter struck out. The second batter walked. The third batter singled through the hole. 2 on, 1 out, in a 1 run game. The next batter flew out to RF. 2 on, 2 outs, 2-1, and the last batter ground out to 3B. The Angels win!
The Angels are now 15-18 and go to Houston next. The hard stretch doesn’t end there because it is Boston after that!