Astros 9, Angels 5
At first, it seemed like this would be your standard-issue Angels loss to the juggernauts that are Oakland and/or Houston. The Astros went up 3-0 pretty early, and the Angels offense was once again anemic.
But something weird happened in the seventh inning. Luis García, who was cruising, was pulled in favor of Phil Maton. Maton gave up a couple hits, the nailed Max Stassi, and the line kept moving until the Halos had put up a 5-spot, capped off by Jack Mayfield’s bases clearing double.
Not to be overshadowed, Steve Cishek entered the game with no inherited runners and proceeded to blow the save in the eighth inning. To extras we go!
The Angels had the bases loaded with 0 outs in the tenth and failed to score. I think I will stop following the game now.
This tweet sums it up.
Oh, here’s another one.
By the way, Shohei Ohtani had four walks. Pretty cool and frustrating at the same time.
Title Image Screenshot from a Video on Astros Twitter