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.