Reid Detmers gets the final start of the season. The future is now nd he is the guy standing in the way of the Mariners happiness. He can crush them, he has the talent. He could also have a dud today, as he hasn’t pitched in quite a while.
Angels strike first
Ohtani lead off the game with a solo shot for home run 46 and RBI 100!
Gosselin hit a single to make it 2 straight hits to start the game. Walsh popped up. Then the Mariners messed up a pickoff and Gosselin got to third! A Suzuki pop up made it 2 outs, and Mayfield hit an infield single to get the second run across!
Mayfield stole second to put a runner in scoring position for Lagares. But he flied out to end the threat.
Detmers came back from the IL just in time to make his final start of the year. He allowed two 1 out walks, but was able to get through it with no damage. 2-0 Angels after 1.
The second started with a leadoff walk to Rojas. Rengifo scarified him over to 2nd, and Fletcher doubled him home!
Ohtani was IBB-ed, and Gosselin singled to load the bases. Walsh hit a sac fly to score the 4th run!
Suzuki struck out to end the threat.
Mariners Chase Detmers
Now with a 4-0 lead, Detmers gave up a run on a double, a wild pitch and a single. He got 2 outs but another single brought in another run. It was it for Detmers, a short outing ends his season. Not even 2 innings, 2 ER.
Oliver Ortega came in for the Angels. He got the final out of the inning. 4-2 Angels after 2.
Mayfield walked to lead off the 3rd. He moved over on the bunt by Lagares. Alas, they could not score as Rojas struck out and Rengifo flew out.
Oliver went back out there for the bottom of the 3rd, he allowed a 2 out single but no damage. Still 4-2 Angels.
Angels add on
Fletcher Flew out to start the 4th, Ohtani struck out, but Gosselin singled and Walsh hit one out, 6 runs now for the Angels!
With a 6-2 lead, Maddon went with Sam Selman. He allowed 2 hits to put runners on 2nd and 3rd with 2 outs, and Maddon pulled him for Mike Mayers. Mayers was able to get the last out on a flyout. 6-2 Angels after 4.
Lagares led off the 5th with a single. He went to second on a botched pickoff attempt. Rojas struck out. As did Rengifo. But Fletcher came through with a no mans land triple! 7th run for the Angels!
Ohtani was IBB-ed, but Gosselin grounded out to end the threat.
Mayers went back out for the bottom of the 5th, a 7-2 lead in hand. He shut the Mariners down in order.
Walsh walked to lead off the 6th as the Mariners and their fans started losing hope. Suzuki walked. Mayfield hit into a fielders’ choice. Lagares struck out, but Mayfield stole second to put runners at 2nd and 3rd for Rojas. He struck out.
Mariners not dead yet
Mayers was out there for the bottom of the 6th. Marsh was healthy enough to play CF now. A single and a walk with 1 out was enough for Maddon and Mayers was pulled.
Jose Quijada was in now, the man who crushed the Mariners 2 days ago was now out there in a jam. A single loaded the bases with just 1 out. Mariners scored a run on a groundout, but it was the only one. 7-3 Angels after 6.
The Angels went down in order in the top of the 7th, it was the first time they did so today. It was fine, however, as Quijada had himself a 1-2-3 bottom of the 7th. Still 7-3 Angels after 7.
Angels once again go down in order in the 8th. New pitcher AJ Ramos was tasked with the 8th as Seattle’s hopes dwindled. He had a quick 1-2-3 inning.
Angels and Mariners end their seasons
Last AB for the Angels hitters. Mayfield singled to start off the 9th. Lagares flew out.
It was at this point when the season was over for the Mariners as the Red Sox won, eliminating the last chance the Mariners had before the final out. The announcement prompted the Mariners to give a standing ovation to Seager and they gave him 3B. Literally. The game was meaningless now, just the last chance to pad stats for both teams now.
Marsh struck out. Rengifo grounded out. Bottom of the 9th time.
D-Cell came in to end the season for both teams. The Angels have been perfect when leading after 8, and did so again today, a silver lining of 2021. Not a save, but a win for the Angels nonetheless.
The Angels win, crushing the Mariners hopes and dreams, a day removed from the 26th anniversary of the game that the Angels blew that kept the Mariners in Seattle. The Mariners have not made the playoffs since 2001. Mina Kimes and Meg Rowley in shambles.
The season is over. We now wait for Ohtani’s MVP, Fletcher to maybe get a Gold Glove, and Perry to make some moves. We will still have content here, so come back to stay informed. Thank you for sticking with us in this frustrating 2021 season.