Dylan Bundy is at new Yankee Stadium. What could possibly go wrong? He would need help, luck, and to be good for once this year to survive this first game of 4 in NY. He couldn’t, however, as he got heat exhaustion and had to be pulled early. Suarez came in and saved him, pitching 5 and a third innings while allowing only 1. With Suarez and 5 runs, it was more than enough to win the first game of the series.
The game started rather well for the Halos. Ohtani crushes one over that short RF wall, and the wall behind that wall.
Rendon walked and Walsh doubled him in. 2-0 Angels. This early lead is what Bundy needed as he looked to return to form, somehow. It did not start well as multiple hits lead to a run, 2-1 Angels after 1.
No Angel runs in the second, which was unfortunate as Bundy gives up another run. After a few more batters, something is clearly wrong as Bundy vomits on the field and is pulled from the game. Heat Exhaustion. Suarez came in and finished the inning. 2-2 after 2.
Suarez to the Rescue
The third had both Rendon and Walsh on base for Stassi, but he struck out to end the threat. Suarez went back out there and despite a leadoff walk, got out of it unscathed.
2 more runners in the 4th, no runs again. At least Suarez didn’t allow any either. Still tied after 4.
A Rendon double and a Walsh single had runners on the corners for Stassi. He hit the ball hard right at the second baseman, but beat it out for the RBI fielder’s choice. 3-2 Angels. Suarez mowed through the Yankees, 3 and a third on only 25 pitches.
The 6th started well, but bad baserunning led to a flyout double play. Thankfully, Lagares hit one opposite way over the short porch. 4-2 Angels!
Suarez was cruising, but Stanton got a hold of one. It left the yard and was the first run that he allowed of the gam. 4-3 Angels after 6.
The offense couldn’t get anything in the 7th, 9 outs to go in a tight game. Suarez was out there still, and while he had trouble, he got through it. 5 and a third, just 1 run allowed. This was the 4th time this season that Suarez saved a struggling Angels starter. He should be in the rotation.
Adding on was needed and the Angels got one thanks to a Schebler single and a Churches triple. 5-3 Angels.
Don’t Blow it
Cishek came in for the 8th, with only a 2 run lead at New Yankee Stadium. He got out of it with a 1-2-3 inning.
The 9th was here and the Angels did not add on. Which gave D-Cell only a 2 run lead to work with. It was more than enough as he shut them down and secured the win.
At 38-40, the Angels are still far back and face the Yankees for 3 more games. Drink Responsibly, and make sure you get your water in.