Photo credit Rex Fregosi
The Angels opened up a short road trip to Seattle today. David Fletcher of the low OPS celebrated by hitting a lead off homer to lead off the game. That’s a 22 game hitting streak, everybody! Nice!
The Angels went out to a 3-0 lead in the early innings but coughed up a couple of runs in the 4th inning to make it a close 3-2 game for most of the way.
After the Fletcher Homer, Shohei Ohtani chopped out to second, Walsh popped out to third, and then Phil Gosselin struck out to end the Angels half of the first inning.
J.P. Crawford then doubled down the left field line on a line drive. Mitch Haniger struck out to make it one away. Kyle Seager grounded out to second. Ty France then struck out to end the first inning.
Max Stassi popped out to first. Jose Iglesias hit a triple to left center. Taylor Ward bunted quite poorly back to the pitcher making Iglesias an easy out at home plate. Juan Lagares hit a two out RBI double to right field to score Taylor Ward. Then Luis Rengifo popped out on a foul ball to the catcher to make the third out. 2-0 Angels.
Jake Fraley walked. Luis Torrens chopped out to Cobb and Fraley advanced to second base. Shed Long Jr. hit a fly out to left field and Dylan Moore was out on a fly ball to center.
David Fletcher was out on a fly ball to left field. Shohei Ohtani his his daily homer 463 feet to right field to make it 2-0. 3-0 Angels. Jared Walsh then struck out and Phil Gosselin was out on a fly ball to center field.
jake Bauers hit a fly out to center. J.P. Crawford grounded out to short. Mitch Haniger struck out.
Max Stassi grounded out to third. Jose Iglesias singled on a liner to center field. Taylor Ward hit a ground out double play to Kyle Seager.
Kyle Seager then hit a fly ball out to left field. Ty France grounded out to third base. Jake Fraley reached on a fielding error at third base by Luis Rengifo. Luis Torrens walked. Shed Long Jr. doubled to left field to score both Jake Fraley and Luis Torrens. Whereupon Dylan Moore hit a fly ball out to second base to end the inning.
Juan Lagares grounded out to the pitcher. Luis Rengifo fouled out to the second baseman. David Fletcher singled to the shortstop. Shohei Ohtani struck out. (feast or famine).
Jake Bauers lined out to right field. J.P. Crawford struck out. Mitch Haniger walked. Then Kyle Seager struck out to end the inning.
Jared Walsh grounded out to the pitcher. Phil Gosselin walked. Max Stassi was out on a fly ball to center. Jose Iglesias hit a line single to left field to advance Gosselin to third. Iglesias was having a pretty good game.
J.T. Chargois came in to pitch.
Taylor Ward then hit a fly ball out to right field to end the Angels sixth.
Ty France lined out to left-center field. Jake Fraley singled on a liner to center. Luis Torrens was out on a grounder to third but Fraley made it to second base. The Mariners then challenged the play and Luis Torrens was declared safe- first and second with one out. Watson came in to pitch. Shed Long Jr. struck out and Dylan Moore grounded out to the shortstop to end the inning.
Juan Lagares grounded out to first base. Luis Rengifo popped out to the shortstop. A guy named Misiewicz came in to pitch for Seattle at this point. David Fletcher, who also had a very good game, singled to right field. Shohei Ohtani grounded out to second base to end the Angels seventh inning.
Jake Bauers struck out. J.P Crawford walked. Steve Cishek came in to pitch. whereupon Mitch Haniger singled on a grounder to right field. Kyle Seager hit a fly ball out. Ty France singled on a ground ball to center field scoring J.P. Crawford and sending Haniger to second base. There was a mound visit, of course, with the result that Alex Claudio came in to pitch. Jake Fraley made out to end the seventh inning.
Drew Steckenrider came in to pitch. Jared Walsh singled to right field on a ground ball. Phil Gosselin struck out swinging. Max Stassi popped out to first base. Jose Iglesias reached on a fielding error by the second baseman sending Walsh to second. Taylor Ward then struck out to end the Angels eighth inning.
Jack Mayfield replaced Phil Gosselin batting 4th and playing at third. Taylor Ward went from right field to left field. Luis Rengifo went from third base to right field. (???) Mike Mayers came in to pitch.
Luis Torrens was out on a fly ball to right field. Shed Long Jr walked. Dylan Moore struck out. Jake Bauers singled on a ground ball to second.
Jose Quintana replaced Mike Mayers on the mound.
J.P. Crawford walked to load them up for Mitch Haniger who proceeded to hit a grand slam. 7-3 Seattle. Kyle Seager grounded out to first base to end the eighth inning.
Kendall Graveman came in to pitch for Drew Streckenrider. Juan Lagares struck out on 4 pitches. (Grrr!) Luis Rengifo reached on a throwing error by Kyle Seager, or so it seemed. the Mariners challenged and the play was over turned. (two outs) David Fletcher grounded out to third to end the game.
The last two innings of this game were obviously very frustrating. I hope it doesn’t ruin the rest of the weekend.