Juan Lagares provides Halos go-ahead knock in 8-7 Monday night doozy

Angels 8 Yankees 7

On a bullpen night where nothing was expected to go to plan, the Angels willed together a much-needed victory against the hottest team in baseball.

It didn’t start so well, with the big bad Yankees scoring two runs in the first off the bat of Anthony Rizzo and Aaron Judge.

In the fourth, the Angels answered in a big way, with a Jo Adell RBI double and a Jack Mayfield graaaaand salami to plate four off NYY starter Corey Kluber. That will shut up the visiting Yankees fans.

Giancarlo Stanton tried to will the Yankees to victory with three more runs driven in, but it ultimately wasn’t enough to counter Shohei Ohtani’s magical moonshot off the arm of old friend Andrew Heaney.

Heaney threw it right down the middle and…that’s not where you want to throw it to Ohtani. His 42nd of the year, and it didn’t look particularly challenging. A can of corn.

Fast forward to the eighth inning and after an RBI triple in the sixth, Juan Lagares ripped another one into left field to score the go-ahead run. He was thrown out at second but it didn’t matter, because the Angels took the lead and handed the ball to Raisel Iglesias, who shut the door as he has done all year.

Again, I’ll reiterate, the Angels won a BULLPEN GAME against the hottest team in baseball. Nice work gents.

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rosstrade
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1 month ago

What a great game…..against the Yankees.

Captain Jack, Lagares, Sho, Adell, Marsh, a great team win.

And, Wantz is starting to look like a great call up. Wantz with Austin Warren, Cischek pitching better, and of course, Inglesias, makes me think we have the base for a solid bullpen next year.

What Lagares is doing recently is awesome. Lagares to me is a much better option for next year compared to J-Up. It’s too bad J-Up is paid through next season.

When the Halos play with grit and fire, and come back from being down, especially against superior teams, I can handle the team not making the playoffs. But, when they play this well, it makes me think they’ve got enough fire power and fire in the belly to win it all next year…..

Go Angels….

Marcotor
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1 month ago

Great game, ruined by Awful Announcing.

I think I want Sutton back.

Someone should tell Waltz the Angels didn’t win the World Series tonight, Ohtani did not set an MLB or even Angel all time record for HR’s with his shot, and the Angels are not “suddenly in contention”. What a disgusting shill job. Maybe the per-cap bros like it that way.

Don Wells where are you? Bob Starr? Mario Impenba?

Last edited 1 month ago by Marcotor
VictoriousVIC
Trusted Member
1 month ago
Reply to  Marcotor

Ok how do you want Waltz to react like? He’s getting paid announce ANGELS games. So when the game is this close and a nail bitter, you want him to be dull and show no emotion? That would lead to getting fired instantly by the people up front in any organization. And to be clear, I’m not saying Waltz is the best, but to bag on him for showing emotion is…something.

John Henry Weitzel
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1 month ago

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Angels2020Champs
Super Member
1 month ago

THAT WAS GREAT!!!!!

WallyChuckChili
Super Member
1 month ago

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GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
1 month ago

What is now thankfully funny to me is how everyone thinks the team will not win even when we are winning. Bad Bullpens can’t be the issue right?

James
Trusted Member
1 month ago

always a positive thinker 98% of the time

Cowboy26
Super Member
1 month ago
Reply to  James

60% of the time he’s a positive thinker every time.

Twebur
Super Member
1 month ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

It’s illegal and nine countries…
https://youtu.be/m9iXlOHtzV4?t=34

James
Trusted Member
1 month ago

Ohtani approaching 50 home runs and a nail biting win. This makes today a really good day. There are no bad days btw. Go Angels

WallyChuckChili
Super Member
1 month ago
Reply to  James

I want to see 30 Stolen Bases!

James
Trusted Member
1 month ago

He could definitely do it.

Twebur
Super Member
1 month ago
Reply to  James

50/30 10 wins. All doable.

red floyd
Super Member
1 month ago

GG is PotG, with Captain Jack a close second.

GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
1 month ago

This was a nail bitter all the way, great game and kudos to Gold Glove and Capt. Jack.

Last edited 1 month ago by GrandpaBaseball
red floyd
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1 month ago

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WallyChuckChili
Super Member
1 month ago
Reply to  Rahul Setty

Reminds me of Danny Espinosa.

Can’t hit but when he does, its a HR

Cowboy26
Super Member
1 month ago

Unfortunately Danny’s HRs were few and far between

WallyChuckChili
Super Member
1 month ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

But that beard?

Cowboy26
Super Member
1 month ago

That thing was like an American werewolf in London. I swear I could see it grow between pitches.

Last edited 1 month ago by Cowboy26
WallyChuckChili
Super Member
1 month ago
Reply to  Rahul Setty

True, but would love some more hits in there in between

red floyd
Super Member
1 month ago

I had mercifully forgotten about Danny K. Now you’ve brought back the bad memories.

FungoAle
Super Member
1 month ago
Reply to  Rahul Setty

Arrrrgh, flex your muscles Captain Jack and tame the dame.

Cowboy26
Super Member
1 month ago
Reply to  Rahul Setty

Since the ASB Captain Jack 124 PA’s .237/.290/.518
Since the ASB Jared Walsh 114 PA’s .225/.307/.314

So who’s really your All Star?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvOPucs7dC0

Last edited 1 month ago by Cowboy26
WallyChuckChili
Super Member
1 month ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Gump! .279/.347/.391

John Henry Weitzel
Editor
Super Member
1 month ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Ohtani

tommyshalo
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1 month ago
Reply to  Rahul Setty

YES!comment image

Last edited 1 month ago by tommyshalo
WallyChuckChili
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1 month ago

Angels Win!comment image

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