Two way leadoff Ohtani day at New Yankee Stadium. It went horribly. 7 ER, 2/3 of an inning. He had no command, was sweating like crazy, and couldn’t get any help from the umps either. It was an NL game in an ugly game in NY. The bullpen after Slegers actually did a good job. (Except Mayers) And the offense came back in the 9th. It was a crazy wet game.
2 Way Disaster
Ohtani’s day started off with a flyout. A Rendon walk and a Gosselin home run game the Angels the lead, however. 2-0 Angels.
Shohei walked the first batter as a pitcher and the second batter. Then a wild pitch. It was not looking good as he was sweating up a storm. Another walk loaded the bases. Back to back singles, an rbi groundout, a HBP, and a bases loaded walk meant 4 runs scored and Maddon pulled him. He did not have it at all and couldn’t get a grip in the hot humid sun.
Slegers came in and gave up a double and 3 runs. So that is 7 ER for Ohtani with only 2/3 of an inning. Not good at all.
Down 7-2, the Angels needed to score badly, and playing by NL rules now, it was not looking good at all. They got 1. 7-3 NYY. Claudio came in to pitch next. He loaded the bases but somehow didn’t allow any runs.
Top of the 3rd, Angels get the bases loaded thanks to nyy mistakes yet get nothing. Claudio couldn’t find the strikezone either and after getting 2 on he was removed for Bundy. Yes, the sp from 2 days ago is back on the mound in relief. After a strikeout and a wild pitch, water fell from the sky!
After a while, the rain let up some, the nerve, and Bundy went back out there in the middle of an at bat. He got out of the jam without issue.
Bundy also got a chance to hit in the 4th, not that he could do anything. But then again, neither could the others. He pitched the bottom half as the rain came back with a vengeance, and despite no grip, Bundy didn’t give up any more. Still 7-3 NYY.
The fifth inning saw the Angels crawl closer with a Walsh solo shot. A rain home run. 7-4 now.
Rain Delay Part 2
Just as things looked good again, another rain delay. These teams with weather really need roofs. After another waiting time, the game resumed and Watson came in to pitch. He got through the 5th without issue.
Watson got to hit a well, or at least just stand there at the plate. The Angels got nothing in the 6th. In the bottom half he couldn’t keep the Yankees off base and was pulled. Cishek time! He got a double play and ended the threat.
7th inning time as midnight on the east coast came. The Angels did nothing again on offense. Cishek kept the Yankees from scoring. Still 7-4 after 7.
Angels did nothing in the 8th as they are running out of time. Mayers came in for the bottom half and gave up a run. Now it was 8-4 NYY.
Last chance for the Angels vs Chapman. They actually got on base. Bases loaded for Walsh and HE HIT A GRAND SLAM! TIED GAME!
And it did not end there. Gosselin walked, Fletcher got a hit, and Rengifo drove them in! 10-8 Angels!
Then Ward doubled in Rengifo! 11-8 Angels!
Brand New Game
D-Cell came in for the bottom of the 9th with a save opportunity up 3. Groundout for out one. Then a groundout for out 2. A strikeout for out 3. THE ANGELS WIN!
The Angels still have to face the MFY tomorrow morning. At 39-41 they are way behind the other AL powerhouses but are not dead yet!