Angels Slam the Brewers in 10-5 Win

The Angels showed off the fully armed and operational Shohei Ohtani, having him bat and pitch in the same game. It was an Opening Day preview, sort of, as most of the offense was the B team. Still, it was a much watch game to be sure.

Even JJ Watt likes what he sees

Out of all the players, however, it was Justin Upton, who put the Hot in Hot Pocket by blasting the ball twice for 6 RBI including a Grand Slam! WOW!

His defense wasn’t even bad today!

Recap

1st

Shohei Ohtani led off the game with a groundout. Mike Trout walked and Matt Duffy singled to put 2 on with 1 out. Walsh singled to load the bases for Taylor Ward. He came through, and singled in two! 2-0 Angels!

BLAKE!

With an early lead, Ohtani didn’t quite have it, allowing 2 runs to score and tie the game up. 2-2 After 1.

2nd

Tyler Wade hit a one out triple to put a runner 90 feet away for Ohtani. He grounded out to score Wade. 3-2 Angels. Mike Trout struck out to end the inning.

Again with a lead, Ohtani refocused and shut down the Brewers in order with some help from… Justin Upton? 3-2 Angels after 2.

3rd

Duffy had himself another hit, singling to start the 3rd. Walsh flew out to the warning track, as did Ward, but Justin Upton hit it over for a 2 run home run! 5-2 Angels!

HOT POCKET!

Ohtani had another 1-2-3 inning. He was now in a groove.

4th

Shohei had a 2 out single, but that was it for the offense as Trout popped up to end the inning.

Unfortunately, things spiraled out of control in the bottom half. Runners got on, and Mayfield booted a ball that could have ended the inning. Instead, Ohtani allowed the bases to be loaded with one out and Jimmy Herget came in. A sac fly scored a run, 5-3 Angels.

Not the best, not the worst

5th

Matt Duffy walked, and Walsh bunted for a single to put two on. Ward walked to load the bases and Justin Upton hit a Grand Slam! 9-3 Angels!

HOT POCKET IS ON FIRE!

Then Jack Mayfield redeemed himself with a home run of his own! 10-3 Angels!

Captain Jack!

Jimmy stayed in on the mound as the subs came in. He got out of two jams and it was still 10-3 Angels after 5.

6th

Walsh had a 2 out single, his third hit of the game. That was it for the offense however.

D-Cell got his work in. And by work in I mean 2 outs and then screwed up a bit, allowing a baserunner and a 2 run shot. 10-5 Angels after 6.

7th

Brandon Marsh and Tyler Wade got singles but they were in between outs by Adell, Mayfield, and Palmeiro.

Aaron Loup came in to pitch next and while he did allow hits, no damage was taken. Still 10-5 Angels after 7.

8th

Jose Rojas had a 2 out walk, but nothing else happened for the Angels offense.

Kyle Barraclough took the mound next, and he did a good job. A 1-2-3 8th inning kept the lead intact. 10-5 Angels after 8.

9th

Brandon Marsh had a hustle single for the only baserunner of the 9th for the Halos.

Brian Moran closed out the game, striking out the first batter, and striking out the second batter, but the third batter singled. And the 4th batter did as well. 2 on 2 out, and the 6th batter struck out to finally end the game.

The Angels win 10-5.

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Fansince1971
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10 months ago

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Some fresh oil and he’s ready to go!!

WallyChuckChili
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

Spring Training Robot Premature Ejaculation.

Fansince1971
Legend
10 months ago

Win 3 in a row and he’s ready to go. Spring Training or no.

2002heaven
Trusted Member
10 months ago

 “They were incredible. I was blown away. That organization is headed for great, great things. The people from the top down are incredible. They’re with it, man.”
Marcus Stroman………about the GIGANTES not the Angels. Why can’t we ever have SP’s pitchers speak of us in those glowing terms? Instead Zack Greinke’s wife hates Oranje Kountee more than Los Sanjeles I gess. Something to be seething and ruminate over……..ain’t healthy.

Cowboy26
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10 months ago
Reply to  2002heaven

So why, then, do you continue to seethe and ruminate so much, numero dos?

Last edited 10 months ago by Cowboy26
Eric_in_Portland
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10 months ago
Reply to  2002heaven

“From that dinner, I got a sense of his passion and desire to win, and it got me really fired up,” Syndergaard said. “And just being able to talk pitching mechanics with the guy, I don’t really know too many GMs I trust about that. But it was a just breath of fresh air to just hear his baseball knowledge. “

GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
10 months ago

Wade has wheels. I replayed JUp’s Grand Slam over and over and all last year he never looked that good. Kept his head in and got his wrist up and follow through was smooth. If he keeps this up he could screw things up being so good again. Maybe he reads our mail, lol.

Cowboy26
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10 months ago

When its a choice between one last big pay day and the glue factory I think big pay day will win out.

WallyChuckChili
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Hopefully great trade value when we need a pitcher for our playoff run

Cowboy26
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10 months ago

So why did Blake only get a single on the muffed catch at the right center field warning track? That should have been a double.

ScoopleDoople
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10 months ago

Yes, if you watch the replay they are both almost standing on 1st base at the same time.

Cowboy26
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10 months ago

All the distinguished Angel fans were there today including Premium.

https://twitter.com/JeffFletcherOCR/status/1509621343112740872

As well as Shohei’s biggest fan (literally)

https://twitter.com/BallySportWest/status/1509632517938327563

Mia
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Mia
10 months ago

Upton had a good impression of a baseball player today.

Eric_in_Portland
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10 months ago
Reply to  Mia

Upton’s gonna have a big year and by that I mean 25-30 HRs, .270 average which will help us a lot.

Mia
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Mia
10 months ago

I’ll have some of whatever you’re smoking, Eric.

GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  Mia

Me too.

Cowboy26
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10 months ago

I’m buying what EiP is selling just off the second hand smoke.

Of course, J Up’s daily outfield and infield experiences might be quite a trip.

Last edited 10 months ago by Cowboy26
FungoAle
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10 months ago
Reply to  Mia

Some Oregon Thai sticks…

Mia
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Mia
10 months ago
Reply to  FungoAle

Gonna need something stronger than weed to convince me Upton is capable of those numbers.

Jeff Joiner
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Legend
10 months ago

Me three.

Eric_in_Portland
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10 months ago

I like this Spring. I honestly thought we were looking at a June 1st start so this is bonus baseball.

MarineLayer
Super Member
10 months ago

That would be awesome because Upton was my very last desperation pick up in my most important AL only fantasy league.

Last edited 10 months ago by MarineLayer
JackFrost
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10 months ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

Even if he hits say, .260 with 18-20 HR that would be a help. We really don’t know what Adell and Marsh will produce over a full season, so any numbers added to the OF/part-time 1b spot would help us.

Jeff Joiner
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10 months ago
Reply to  JackFrost

If he did that while mostly spelling Marsh and Walsh vs lefties that would be huge.

A competent J Up to do that and pinch hit….

You know it’s Spring with those dreams ha ha.

JackFrost
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

True. But Honestly I think that is just as likely to happen as Thor staying healthy the entire season, making at least 25 starts and pitching to a 3.40 ERA or better.

Last edited 10 months ago by JackFrost