Jose Suarez was up against the Bronx bombers in the bandbox of NY. Not only was it a tall order with how hitter friendly the park is, but Gerrit Cole was on the mound for the NYY. Suarez needed a great game to give the team a chance. Unfortunately, the offense was lacking in the hitter friendly park.
Gerrit Cole made Ohtani and Fletcher look foolish. However, the Angels got on the board first with a Justin Upton home run!
Unfortunately, the Yankees responded right back with a 2 run blast in the bottom of the inning. 2-1 NYY after 1.
Gosselin got a leadoff single, but he was stranded. Suarez had a better second, not allowing the deficit to grow. Still 2-1 NYY.
The Angels did nothing in the 3r, going down in order. Suarez responded in kind, still 2-1 NYY after 3.
Cole looked locked in and was going through the Angels lineup easily. Suarez wasn’t having as easy of a time, but was keeping the Yankees at bay. Still 2-1 NYY fter 4.
Angels continued to get nothing from their offense as Cole dominated. Adell get get unlucky, but that isn’t helpful. Suarez was still sharp, though, keeping it 2-1 NYY after 5.
Ohtani almost hit one out, but it did not have the distance. After Fletcher got out, Upton reached on a misplay at 3rd. That was enough to get Cole out of the game as he was pulled with 2 outs in the 6th. Walsh struck out to end the threat. Suarez walked the bases loaded and was pulled. He went 5 innings with only 2 ER but left with a lot of work to do for the bullpen.
Cishek was brought in with the bases loaded in the 6th. He struck out one Stanton and got a double play to end the inning! Still 2-1 NYY after 6.
The Angels did nothing in the 7th. Cishek allowed a walk but got through the 7th without any more runs. Still 2-1 NYY after 7.
In the 8th the Angels couldn’t do a thing yet again, with Ohtani going down on strikes again. Quijada came in for the 8th to try and at least make it the offense’s fault. After getting 2 on, one was caught stealing and a strikeout was achieved for out 2. Maddon saw enough and brought in Guerra to get the last out. He did so and it was still 2-1 NYY after 8.
Last chance for the offense to do something, unfortunately, they couldn’t besides a Walsh single and the Angels lose 2-1 in NY.
The Angels head off to Detroit to face the surprisingly not horrible Tigers. A sweep would help, but that is much easier said than done with this team. Stay hydrated and please drink responsibly.