Alex Cobb was back on the mound in Arizona playing by NL rules. He was against a tough lefty, so run support would be minimal. Not that it mattered as he himself had a no good very bad day. 3 innings, 5 runs, although not all were earned. Thankfully, Jose Suarez pitched stellar relief, going 4 innings and allowing just 1 run. And the offense came through with 8 runs to win the game and get back to .500!
The Angels had a Justin Upton leadoff walk but he was stranded. Alex Cobb hit himself a 1-2-3 inning to begin his game.
Churches started the second off with an infield base hit. Yet, once again, he was stranded there. Things didn’t go as smoothly for Cobb in the second, but nothing came in to site against him.
For the third, Upton drew another walk, but, again, was stranded, again. Which was rather unfortunate as Cobb allowed 5 runs in the bottom of the 3rd. How did this happen? By beating the shift constantly, and errors. All with 2 outs.
Down 5-0, Rendon partly made up for his mistakes with a leadoff home run. Lagares hit a double off the glove, and Gosselin drove him in with a bloops single. 5-2 Arizona.
Suarez Super Relief
Suarez came in for the bottom of the 4th, and had a shutdown inning to send the offense back out there.
Upton led off the fifth with his third walk of the game. Stassi and Rendon hit back to back doubles to make it 5-4 Arizona. Suarez had himself a 1-2-3 inning to keep the score within one.
In the 6th, they stranded a runner like usual. Suarez though, continued to pitch well, making his case to be in the rotation, keeping it a 5-4 game after 6.
Walsh walked in the 7th, finally not striking out, but he was stranded. Stretch time and Suarez went back out there. Things didn’t go well this time, as he gave up a leadoff home run. 6-4 Arizona after 7.
Taylor Ward hit a single and Shohei Ohtani pinch hit a single as well. 2 on and Wong pinch hit for the pitcher. He sacrificed Ward in to make it a 1 run game again.
So it made perfect sense to bring in Claudio to pitch the 8th? Well, he got all 3 batters out. Perhaps he is getting good now.
It was the last gasp for the Halos. Jared Walsh started it off with a leadoff double. Stassi followed it up with a single to put runners on the corners for Rendon. A sac fly tied the game! 6-6. Churches got a hit, and so did Ward, 8-6 Angels!
D-Cell had a save opportunity, with a 2 run lead this time. That was surely needed as with 2 outs, a solo home run made it a 1 run game. It was just a blip, as he got the last out and the Angels are back to .500!
The Angels are now 32-32 on the season and face Arizona one more time tomorrow afternoon. It’s very much a must win against the worst team in baseball. A chance to sweep and have a 5 game winning streak.
THREE CHEERS FOR STRENGTH OF SCHEDULE “HIP HIP – HOORAY”
Patrick is gonna get it done today. Believe that.
checking the box scores from last night…Adell 3 hits but also caught stealing and picked off. Bees won comfortably, Rengifo 2 HRs.
Rocket City has won 5 straight. Detmers went 4 yesterday, gave up 1 run, whiffed 6 but it took 87 pitches to get through those 4 innings.
Cue shot for sure
PoolHall Strong! Johnny Lang Rack’em up
he’d had a rough week but had a bunch of hits yesterday to get back to .300
I was ready to give all of my personal information for a chance to win
Love that commercial.
For a while it was our HH rally song. I think we should bring it back.
Now that you mention it I do vaguely remember that…,
Left for our beach going away party at 4-0 fully expecting a loss. Was pleasantly surprised to see them comeback and get the W and back to .500 after the sun set out here.
Great team win! Everyone contributed….. except for Fletcher per usual…🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼
First time Back to .500 since Sunday May 2nd.
I missed a great game darn it. But you didn’t need me to encourage you on in the 9th knowing we would come back. Remember it was after the 7th so you had to believe. I called for a sweep and I still believe we will sweep the DB’s on the road.
It was great GP, nice comeback, clutch hitting, solid relief and…no Sutton.
Even Redon contributed GPB…..Rendon!
We ALWAYS need your encouragement Grandpa.
was thinking about Strickland and how, in the past, we would have held on to him even longer and pitched him, too!
I’m still ecstatic and shocked about the progression of Stassi. He is a legitimate threat in the batters box. You could not have convinced me there was a sniff of a chance of this happening 2-years ago.
I figured it out…
That was banned a few seasons ago
We should give some of that to Ward. 🙂
Can you even imagine how much Trout must be itching to get on the field?
but on the plus side for him … it is nice to see the team do well without him, knowing he doesn’t have to carry it.
Stay average, my friends.
Did he last the entire episode?
Yep. Nobody died in that episode.
Well I totally mised this one, thanks for the writeup, .500 is good considering how deep in the shit we were, no slowing down now…
already this year, versus last, 6 more wins, 2 fewer losses. 32-32 sounds like a decent club.
We *were* 19-27. After our 7-3 start we went 12-24 which is, by my computations, not good. And now, since then, 13-5. Maybe we’re schizzy. I’m still worried about Raisel, still miss Trout. Glad to see Rendon hit today. I thought today might be the day Upton passed him in batting average and he would have if Rendon hadn’t hit that homerun. I like that both Upton and Rendon have been upping their averages.
Basically I’m just happy that we’re even, after being down so far it looked like the season was over in May.
And the Indians just came back late to beat the Mariners !!!
We now have a full game cushion between us and Seattle!
What a great game. First time ever that my 17 year old daughter sat down and watched a complete game with me. This was the perfect game for it! She was shouting in the 9th inning.
Converted like a save
Trout? We ain’t got no Trout! We don’t need no Trout! I don’t have to show you any stinking Trout!
Hurry back, just kidding!
This Mike Trout
That Guy Sucks!
We had a losing record with him.
Plus, he’s fat.