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Angels 4 TrAshtros 2
It sure is good to be back writing a post game for the Angels, and it definitely helps when it’s a win! Much like David Fletcher’s bat over the past week, I’ve been largely absent. Life gets busy and life gets in the way sometimes.
Jared Walsh opened up scoring early with an RBI doubled in the top fo the first. The Angels would put up a 2 spot and would hold that lead throughout the game.
Thanks to Luis Rengifo, masher extraordinaire, the Angels put up two more runs in the 4th. Rengifo is hitting .353 with 2 HRs over his pst 5 games. Sure is nice to see that out of a guy who “can’t hit”
Rengifo isn’t the only one on fire as of late. Jo Adell is now riding an 8 game hitting streak thanks to a 3rd inning single.
The no-good, rotten, stinking, trash can Astros managed to put a run on the board in the 4th with a Yuli Gurriel RBI force out.
Other major highlights include a 2-hit night by Brandon Marsh and a near quality start by Suarez. Suarez fell 1 out short of a QS after he reached 102 pitches. He had a fantastic night with 7 Ks over 5 2/3 with only 3 hits and 1 ER allowed.
This game was in the bag with Raisel Iglesias coming in and a 3 run lead in the 9th. But wait, there’s more! After a Carlos Correa ground out, Iglesias gave up a single and a walk. Garrett Stubbs doubled off the Crawford Boxes and Jo Adell nearly had to come out of the game after a disagreement with the wall.
Iglesias shut the door with a huge Altuve K and McCormick popup. Made us sweat but got it done!
Shohei Ohtani – the poser: