Angels 5 Indians 6
According to Fangraphs, the Indians had an 88% chance to win this game after their season high 5-run first inning. Jose Ramirez smashed a 2 run homer and Andrew Heaney threw 47 pitches.
Let’s also not forgot about this mess of a play that turned a routine ground ball into a double and 2 runs scored:
Heaney settled down and got out of the 2nd with no damage and only 16 pitches. But the 5 run 1st would come back to haunt them.
Who is still here just for the Ohtani bombs??
After a scoreless 3rd, Heaney had already clocked 81 pitches and was relieved by Jaime Barria who held the Indians scoreless – keeping the Angels in this on and allowed them to do this:
When Iglesias homered to tie the game, the Angels had turned their chance of winning all the way around from 12% to 59%. A huge comeback if they could hold it, but we’ve all seen this store before. The Angels had logged 21 outs in a row with no run scored and all that was for naught when Alex Claudio entered the game.
Josh Naylor’s took Claudio’s 2-out 75MPH changeup and placed it just over the yellow line in right field, and just out of reach of a poorly timed Taylor Ward leap. Game over.