The Angels faced the Dodgers in Angel Stadium in a World Series preview, (maybe). Almost everyone on both sides had their starting 9 out. While there were a few missing, like Fletcher and Freeman, it felt like a regular season game.
It was a Thor Day on Sunday, as Noah Syndergaard had the start on the mound. He went 5 innings, with 7 strikeouts against 1 walk while allowing 1 runs on 2 hits.
The offense was led by Taylor “Blake” Ward, who had a 2 run home run. Walsh had an RBI single, while Ohtani and Rendon had back to back jacks as well!
Mike Trout had the most frustrating day of anyone, hitting multiple fly balls to the warning track.
The Angels scored first in the first. Anthony Rendon had a two out double/error and scored on a Walsh single, 1-0 Angels.
Taylor “Blake” Ward then hit a run home run, 3-0 Angels.
But the Dodgers struck next, getting to Thor in the second inning for a run. 3-1 Angels.
Things got quiet for a while, until the bottom of the 5th inning, when Shohei Ohtani hit a monster home run!
It was followed by Anthony Rendon! Back to back!
5-1 Angels! This score would hold as the Angels pitching held down the powerful Dodger lineup. D-Cell came in to close the game out in the 9th, and shut down the Dodgers.
Angels win 5-1!