Angels 3 Rockies 12
The Angels, who entered the game debating whether to buy or sell at the midseason trade deadline, may have gotten a decisive answer tonight.
The game got off to a Rocky start, with Halos starter Jose Suarez surrendering a hit, walk, and balk in the first inning, compounded by several errors courtesy of Jack Mayfield’s uncharacteristically poor fielding. Colorado quickly jumped out to a 2-0 lead, which grew to 5-0 in the 3rd, then 9-0 in the 4th – an all-around hit parade tonight for the Rox, who battered and bruised the Angels’ brass for 16 hits and two home runs. Trevor Story and Charlie Blackmon were pulled for reserves as the game got out of hand.
Shohei Ohtani smashed a humungous home run off COL starter Austin Gomber. Gomber had a terrific outing with six innings of two-run ball with seven strikeouts and two walks, but Ohtani’s 463-foot slam may have made a mark. Gomber was in awe, as we all were.
Meanwhile, there wasn’t much else to look forward to as an Angels fan. A potential seventh inning bases-loaded rally was squashed, and the ninth inning didn’t turn out much differently. Sandwiched in there, however, was the story of the game in reliever (!) // outfielder Adam Eaton.
Eaton spun a magnificent outing in his sole inning of work. He finessed Rockies hitters with a fastball maintaining 89 mph, dropping in a beautiful 12 to 6 curve and painting the corners. By the looks of it, you wouldn’t be able to even tell Eaton is an outfielder by trade! Eaton has clearly been waiting for this moment and he didn’t disappoint. Let’s hope there’s more where that came from.
Gives new meaning to “Eaton an inning”
If Eaton is going to pitch like the Weave, with that 80 something fast ball, he has to grow out the hair.
He hit 90 baby, and his change was 89
Let there be no doubt: the team is playing for 2022 and 2023.
…and yes, we’ve been wasting Eaton in the outfield.
Had the lads won they’d have needed to finish 39-23 to win 90. Instead they need a 40-22 record. For no good reason it felt like the first was possible but that 40 win thing isn’t.
Psssst. Eric. This team isn’t winning 90 games (ie playing .650 baseball for the rest of the season) with Trout and Rendon out, Walsh injured and a horrific bullpen. They will be fortunate to finish out at a .500 clip.
Love the updates. Please continue.
What is one more win to need for this team?
If we can pull off 10 wins in a row, that drops the needed record to 30-22 and that is doable. We just need those 10 wins in a row. 😀
Sell Sell Sell Sell Sell Sell Sell… … … …
Rough game to watch but can flip the switch tomorrow
This hits too close to home 🙁
That’s a classic
So you’re saying “Tungsten Arm” is available?