Angels 5 Astros 10
It’s always a challenge to face the Houston Astros’ Framber Valdez and his loop-dee-do curveball. The Angels had their work cut out and luckily for them, they had their two-way stud on the mound to back them up.
It was at the plate where Shohei Ohtani made his contribution tonight, bonking a two-seamer comfortably past the right field seats for his league-leading 44th HR!
Jared Walsh followed that up in the next inning, becoming the first player this year to bonk one off Valdez’s beautiful curveball.
After that, not much went right for the Halos. In fact, you’ll probably want to forget what happened. Wipe it from your memory. Pretend it doesn’t exist. The box score isn’t real.
Shohei Ohtani gave up a ton of runs. Andrew Wantz followed up in relief and somehow struggled more. The early darling of a nascent outing had his story rewritten – of course, not in a good way. The Angels ended up scoring half of their opponent (not good, it’s not golf) and their best player had a mixed performance (not good, it’s not basketball). Jose Altuve and Alex Bregman both had 3-hit nights including run-scoring doubles. It was largely unenjoyable. Jo Adell tripled, though. You’re allowed to remember that.
We’ll get ’em tomorrow. Maybe.