Angels Double Blitz White Sox in 12-3 Win

The Angels visited the White Sox today and sent out their big guns on the road. Ohtani, Adell, and Marsh hit a home run, as the hitters from the starters to the MiLB guys all looked ready for the season.

Taking time for the fans, how nice

It was a seriously excellent offensive showcase, and the pitching did amazing as well outside of the third inning. This is certainly something Angels fans can get used to.

Recap

1st

Ohtani started the game off with a bang with a first pitch home run.

First pitch!

Duffy walked with one out and scored on a 2 out home run by Jo Adell, his 3rd of the spring!

3rd one for Adell!

Rojas walked, and Stassi singled. Thomas doubled, scoring Rojas. That makes it 4-0 Angels as they blitz the White Sox in the first.

BLITZ

Cesar Valdez had himself a shutdown inning, putting down the White Sox in order, still 4-0 Angels after 1.

2nd

Shohei Ohtani walked to start out the 2nd, but a GIDP by Tyler Wade and a Duffy fly out ends the inning.

Things got a bit dicey for Valdez in his second inning, but he got out of a jam with 2 runners on with no one scoring. Still 4-0 Angels after 2.

3rd

Brandon Marsh hit a solo shot to start the 3rd. Jo Adell followed it up with a single, but was stranded there. 5-0 Angels.

BOOM

Valdez fell apart in his third inning. He allowed multiple home runs and was pulled, getting only 1 out. 5-3 Angels.

Austin Warren came in and immediately gave up a single. It was a bit rocky, but he got the final 2 outs without any more damage. 5-3 Angels after 3.

4th

The Angels went down in order in the 4th, with Ohtani striking out.

Warren came back out for the 5th, and the subs started to come in for the Angels. He allowed a single, but stranded the runner to keep the score at 5-3 Angels.

5th

Matt Duffy hit a solo home run to start the 5th, it was the 4th home run for the Angels on the day. 6-3 Angels.

The competition is exciting

Jo Adell walked, stole second and scored on a double by Rojas. 7-3 Angels.

Archie Bradley came in for the 5th, he worked his way around a leadoff single and kept the score 7-3 Angels.

6th

Stefanic walked but was caught stealing in an otherwise uneventful inning.

Jimmy Herget came out to pitch the 6th, having himself a clean 1-2-3 inning with some help from his defense. Still 7-3 Angels after 6.

7th

The Angels went down quietly in the 7th, but at least Jordyn Adams got a chance to hit. He struck out but that was besides the point.

Herget went out for another inning and it went as well as last time, with a quick 1-2-3 inning. Still 7-3 Angels after 7.

8th

It got wild in the top of the 8th. Kean Wong singled off the glove of an infielder. Thaiss hit into a fielder’s choice. But then Ryan Aguilar singled to the pitcher and that allowed Thaiss to reach 3rd as no one was covering. Then Rengifo singled to the pitcher as no one was covering first. Stefanic singled, and Mayfield singled, all in all scoring 4 more runs. 11-3 Angels.

Jose Marte had the bottom of the 8th, and he put down the White Sox in order. Still 11-3 Angels after 8.

9th

The Angels kept piling on, with Orlando Martinez hitting a leadoff home run as well. Because why not? 12-3 Angels.

ORLANDO

Oliver Ortega ended the game, not cleanly, but within 3 batters thanks to a double play. Angels win 12-3.

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Jeff Joiner
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Super Member
6 months ago

Great game to attend, Texas heat and humidity notwithstanding

Lots of hard contact, the Ohtani bomb before folks had even sat down, great play by the young outfielders including a great grab by Adams.

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Twebur
Super Member
6 months ago

It will be great to see our old friend Dancing Robot again!
Get out the WD40!

Fansince1971
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6 months ago
Reply to  Twebur

Standing by with spring training robot

Mia
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Mia
6 months ago

Ohtani, Adell, and Marsh all went deep!

Holy shit. What a beautiful box score

Cowboy26
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6 months ago
Reply to  Mia

And also the new dirtbag guy

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  Cowboy26

I must have missed something. Why do CtPG folks give so many hard shits about guys being from LongBeach State? Is there a fun thing that I missed? Did a bunch of our members go there? Is it because they have a cute name? Is it because so many of us wish WTY would be our friend and tell us we’re real men? I just keep seeing “dirtbag… yay!” a lot but I have never caught on to why them rather than USC or UCI or Tulane or what ever. What’d I miss?

I mean, if it’s the name, shouldn’t we all be cookoo for the USC Gamecocks?

Mia
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Mia
6 months ago

I mean, i’d get it if they also went to CSULB…

But it probably is because of Weave, yeah…

LanaBanana
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6 months ago

I graduated from there

Mia
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Mia
6 months ago
Reply to  LanaBanana

Happy Graduation, Lana!

LanaBanana
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6 months ago
Reply to  Mia

Haha, many years who, but thanks.

Cowboy26
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6 months ago

uhhh, not sure I can answer all of your questions there. Personally, I just like the fact you can call someone a dirt bag and they wont get offended. (except maybe 2002 cuz he has no idea what we’re talking about and, well, he is one.)

But, in reality, I was looking for a nickname for Matt Duffy. I guess I’ll just call the Huffman like everyone else does but I’m not so sure thats such a complementary nickname either.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hd1ciPnTGKg

Jeff Joiner
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6 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

I thiught it was Duff Man as in the Simpson character. Pretty sure he put Duff Man stickers on his bat knobs years ago.

Cowboy26
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6 months ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

Whoops. Not sure what a Duff man is either then. but I know what he drinks.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KwuRe73x1vk

Last edited 6 months ago by Cowboy26
red floyd
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6 months ago
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Cowboy26
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6 months ago
Reply to  red floyd

I like it!

Cowboy26
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6 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Either way I think there should be a proper introduction to our team.

https://twitter.com/TaylorBlakeWard/status/1507842802469597184

Twebur
Super Member
6 months ago

The mean streets of LB give us street cred and grit………just keeping it real.

Rev Halofan
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6 months ago

Thanks to the Pirate Feed for having the White Sox broadcasters on although they mentioned the Angels’ playoff drought 87 times.

JackFrost
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6 months ago
Reply to  Rev Halofan

Over the years the White Sox broadcasters have surely been the most biased announcers and openly the biggest homers in MLB, cheering long fly balls by the home team with “Get out, get out!” etc.

I think even if I was a fan of the team I would get sick of it.

Last edited 6 months ago by JackFrost
GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
6 months ago

HR or bust today. Big day for all 2B hopefuls. Capt. Jack rocked.

halofansince1978
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6 months ago

Pretty darn good and fun!!!

tommyshalo
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6 months ago

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