It was Andrew Heaney’s start in Yankee Stadium today. Bummer!
David Fletcher hit a fly out to center field. One away. Shohei Ohtani hit a fly out to right field. Two away. Tony Two-Bags hit a double to center field. Jared Walsh struck out to waste it. 0-0.
DJ LeMahieu grounded out to second on the first pitch he saw. Aaron Judge struck out. Promising? Well, Gary Sanchez homered to make it 1-0 Yankees. Giancarlo Stanton then walked but Luke Voit struck out to end the inning.
Max Stassi singled to left field. Then Rengifo grounded out to the shortstop. Jose Iglesias hit a two run homer to make it 2-1 Angels. Scott Schebler struck out. Taylor Ward lined out to center field.
Gleyber Torres popped out to second base. Gio Urshela walked on six pitches. Miguel Andujar singled on a liner to center field. Urshela advanced to third. Brett Gardner hit a sacrifice fly to left field. 2-2 is the score. We got this. Right? DJ LeMahieu singled on a liner to right field to make in 3-2 Yankees. OK. That’s not so bad. Aaron Judge homered to center field to make it 5-2 Yankees. Now it’s getting bad. At least Gary Sanchez popped out to short to end the inning.
David Fletcher grounded out to third base. Shohei Ohtani hit his first homer of the evening to make it 5-3 Yankees. Anthony Rendon singled on a line drive to left field. It’s nice to see him getting hot. Jared Walsh hit into a force out at second base. It’s not nice to see him getting not hot. At least he advanced to second base on a wild pitch. Max Stassi grounded out to the shortstop to end the Angels half of the third inning.
Giancarlo Stanton walked. Luke Voit hit a fly ball out to right field. Gleyber Torres struck out. Gio Urshela also struck out to leave it at 5-3 Yanks.
Luis Rengifo lined out to right. Jose Iglesias hit a line drive single to right field. Scott Schebler struck out. Taylor Ward popped out to second base. That’s not going to get the job done, guys.
Miguel Andujar hit a homer to right field to make it 6-3 Yankees. Brett Gardner walked, chasing Andrew Heaney from the game. James Hoyt came in to pitch. (Seriously?) DJ LeMahieu hit a fly ball out to right field. Aaron Judge lined out to left. Unfortunately, Gary Sanchez doubled to Schebler in left to score Brett Gardner. 7-3 Yankees. Giancarlo Stanton walked. Luke Voit doubled to center field to score Gary Sanchez. Giancarlo Stanton advanced to third base on the play. Gleyber Torres hit a ground ball to right field to score both Stanton and Voit. Sheesh! 10-3 Yankees. Mercifully, Gio Urshela struck out to end the fourth inning.
David Fletcher singled on a ground ball to center field. Shohei Ohtani hit a laser home run to right to make it 10-5 Yankees. Anthony Rendon walked. Jared Walsh struck out, whereupon Max Stassi hit into a double play to kill the Angels half of the fifth inning.
Junior Guerra replaced James Hoyt on the mound.
Miguel Andujar grounded out to Junior Guerra. Brett Gardner walked. DJ LeMahieu walked. Junior Guerra then uncorked a wild pitch to advance both runners by one base. Aaron Judge walked to load them up. Gary Sanchez hit into a double play to end the fifth inning. Dang! This stuff makes me into an old man! Well, I guess I already was.
Luis Rengifo made out on a fly ball to center. Nothing to see here. Jose Iglesias, though, singled on a line drive to left field.
Nestor Cortes replaced Jamieson Taillon at this point.
Phil Gosselin pinch hit for Scott Schebler. Gosselin then struck out in his best Scott Schebler imitation. Consistency is everything. Taylor Ward singled to center and then ran into a bonehead out at second base to end the Angels half of the sixth inning.
Phil Gosselin stayed in the game at left field.
Giancarlo Stanton struck out. Luke Voit grounded out to third base. Gleyber Torres lined a hit into left to chase Junior Guerra.
Gio Urshela singled to left and then Gleyber Torres made it to second. Gleyber Torres stole third. Miguel Adnujar doubled to left and Gleyber Torres scored. Gio Urshela made it to third on the play. Brett Gardner struck out to end the sixth inning.
David Fletcher struck out swinging. Shohei Ohtani flied out to center. Rendon struck out swinging.
DJ LeMahieu grounded out to second base. Aaron Judge grounded out to shortstop. Sanchez then popped out to Max Stassi.
Albert Abreu came in to pitch for the Yankees.
Jared Walsh walked./ Max Stassi struck out. Luis Rengifo hit a fly ball out to right. Jose Iglesias grounded out. Not cool.
Alex Claudio replaced Jose Quintana as pitcher.
Giancarlo Stanton hit a fly ball out to Taylor Ward. Luke Voit hit a fly ball out to Phil Gosselin. Then Gleyber Torres walked. Finally, Gio Urshela struck out. Can the Angels come back?
Well, Phil Gosselin grounded out to short. David Fletcher lined out to first base. Taylor Ward reached after being hit by a pitch. Then Shohei Ohtani grounded out to first to end the game. Oh well.
Original photo by Rex Fregosi. Symbol added by me. I hope Rex can forgive me under the circumstances.