Shohei Ohtani hit a 117 MPH HR on an inside pitch that saw the quickest turn of a pair of wrists in the history of human civilization. Okay maybe just in organize baseball. IT was a three-run homer and was the floodgate-opener in a rare 2021 laugher at Angel Stadium (laughin’ with them not at them).
Jared Walsh added some awesome sauce earlier in the game with a 2-run HR. All of this helped Andrew Heaney get a W and even if pitching Wins is so “last century” as a stat, the poor guy could use a break, let him enjoy the old school stat and the team their 21st win of the 2021 season, okay? Okay!
Final Score: Angels 11, Texas Rangers 5 and it wasn’t really even that close.
Bad News: Jose Iglesias, finally getting locked in at the plate, left with what the team is calling a hamstring cramp mid-game. Iggy lost time last season with bad hammies. Ugh.
Photo here of Ohtani by the King of Spring, Rex Fregosi.