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.
Blowing chunks on the Yankee Stadium turf. Priceless!
I just love this picture.
Raisel is a legit closer and could be trade bait. A club in need of a closer might give up some top prospects for him.
The other option would be to sign him for a few years. With Raisel, I think this club is 2 starting pitchers and 2 bullpen pieces from being quite good.
I agree about needing 2 starters and 2 strong bullpen pieces. How do you feel about our position pieces? I know we are dinged up and the team has a few players on the field that we’re not expected to be relied on so heavily.
With Trout back, I think the team is absolutely fine and verging on elite offensively/positionally. Fix the pitching and you have a strong team.
Agreed. And that is exactly why you have to keep Raisel.
Resigning him is the only move right now. You don’t give away a top talent like that for lottery tickets or a couple “prospects.” Raisel has the 2nd highest Whiff Rate in MLB. If we don’t make it to the playoffs this year Raisel will be a key component of our playoff push in 2022 and 2023. No way you trade this guy.
I agree but he also may be the most viable trade chip. Kind of like the Yankees did with Chapman to the Cubs for 3 or 4 prospects and then resigned him as a FA in the off-season.
It’s a tough decision but should be one or the other.
Again, just because somebody is a “valuable” trade chip does not mean you trade him. I mean, Ohtani is priceless. Talk about “valuable.” There is nobody more valuable than him. But there is no way in hell you trade him.
Look, if you can’t get a trade that works then you don’t do it. You don’t make a trade just to make one. If you can’t win a trade you should not make it. The hole you would create by trading Raisel just can’t be filled, at least not in the short-term. That is why you don’t do it.
Great win boys…More Ohtani at lead off please.
Just saying… the “Sweep” is still intact.
OMG, watching Ohtani is like Christmas every game. Agree, too bad Trout isn’t here to add to the damage.
Looking forward to more Ohtani HRs this series.
Celebrate the win!
So. Much. Manliness.
And for those too lazy to click.
I did. Fuckin DG with the Click Bait!!!
I’m just happy there isn’t a rally thong behind that link.
There very well could be. You don’t see their lower half now do you?
Stupid FSW and their “community standards.”
Never too lazy to click, that man is too lazy to post it right. Loosing his manliness in the twilight years.
Git off muh lawn!
Just sit and watch every day the slow and steady coronation of a new baseball king.
Makes me soo sad to imagine what this would have looked like if Trout was pacing him.
Scoop & Clutch?
How is this the first time i’ve ever heard of Clutch and Scoop?
not a real fan
Have I been faking it all these years?
Hated them….my doyer friends ridiculed me with no mercy. Horrible attempt at creating a mascot, I think even the kids hated them
This was a thing?!
And to think those bastards at Disney Threw Southpaw & Ribby to the curb for these 2 knuckleheads.
I believe those heads are now mounted on the wall of the Country Bear Jamboree at Disneyland.
During the strike?
That would have made me a newborn, lol.
Really a very good game on the road. I very much dislike the MFY and just love when ever we beat them.
Suarez was outstanding and unexpected. Shohei is from Neptune. Rendon may be starting to come around. Fletcher as I have been posting is on his predicted roll and will hit .320 + for the season. Walsh is going to heat up again. Bundy is done except maybe as an opener.
With the vomiting on the field, he’s a closer, of the bars and all you can eat buffets.
Bundy post game: “don’t try the beef stick at the game”
Suarez is finally looking like a real MLB pitcher. A most fortunate development, along with the maturation of Sandoval.
You saying the Angels have good controllable pitching?
Hey 3 out of 15 ain’t bad
Glad to hear Bundy isn’t seriously ill.
And thank god Suarez, being the saviour.
The bats were 0 fer 10 with RISP but somehow produced enough.
LTBU, great victory!
Sicario Suarez…….is a stud.
Sicario Suarez: You should move to a small town, somewhere the rule of law still exists. You will not survive here. You are not a wolf, and this is a land of wolves now.
Max Stassi F with the bat lately.
A+ when handling the pitching staff on most nights
Would rather have Bundy puke behind the mound rather than Bundy shitting the bed.
Forever known as the puke game
He couldn’t have picked a better field to throw up on.
Except maybe Chavez Latrine or Fenway Park.
Pitchers are known as hurlers.
I hearby declare this the Puke and Rally Game, which will turn our season around.
If you’ve ever drank or exercised in the heat, or both simultaneously, you know what I mean.
Suarez should be credited with the save, lol
Well deserving of the win!! Pleasant surprise
Now off to listen to Jon Miller and the giants hopefully beat los doyers
He got the Win!
He got the Win !
Raisel deserves his save! Let’s not punish him. He was flawless!
Not punishing anyone, but Suarez truly did come in and save the day, even if the stat line wouldn’t reflect it.
Different kind of save 😉
I was at game 5 yanks v angels 2005 when Ervin Santana came in place of Bartolo Colon in the 2nd to save the day so I know what you mean. Guy should get the W, HS, and *save the day* in the fans minds/hearts.
So a Hold?