Angels 10, Padres 2
UFC star Francis Ngannou visited Angel Stadium Saturday afternoon. But in the game that followed, it was indeed the Angels offense that did the heavy hitting, carrying the team for what seems like the first time in forever.
The Angels had a Major League starter on the mound Saturday in José Suarez, but it did not seem to matter. Suarez didn’t get out of the fourth inning, and although Joe Maddon seemed to have a relatively quick hook, at this level, the starter cannot be putting the manager in situations like that. Lately, the starting pitching has been absolutely atrocious.
But it didn’t matter tonight, for once. The Angels scored in five straight innings, putting up a ten-spot as they ran rampant over the dregs of the Padres pen.
First, Jared Walsh and Jack Mayfield bopped homers.
Walsh would also crack a run-scoring double and single to cap off his impressive three-hit, 3 RBI night. Shohei Ohtani stole his 20th base, giving him a 40-20 season, and Jack Mayfield, David Fletcher, and Brandon Marsh (!!) also added multi-hit games in addition to Walsh.
Jo Adell threw a guy out.
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