The Angels went up the 5 to Dodger Stadium for game 2 of this brief Freeway Series before the season actually starts.
Jose Suarez was on the mound tonight. He went 2 and 2/3 innings, giving up 4 runs on 4 hits while striking out 2 and walking 2. It all fell apart in the 3rd inning. And then he got put back in there for another inning because of Spring Training rules being fake. He gave up another hit. Final, FINAL line being 3 and 2/3 innings pitched, 4 runs and 5 hits allowed.
Brandon Marsh and Jose Rojas hit home runs. Meanwhile, Jo Adell needs to work on his defense, although his offense is looking solid. Michael Stefanic also had multiple hits, looking to force Maddon to put him on the opening day roster.
It was also a historic game, as the umpires finally explained their reviews to the crowd.
The Dodgers drew first blood, in large part thanks to Jo Adell’s horrendous defense. Jo Adell completely misplayed a ball hit to him, allowing Freddie Freeman to hit a triple and score on a sac fly. It was 1-0 Dodgers after 1.
Not to worry though, as Brandon Marsh made up for it, tying the game up in the 3rd with a solo home run.
More were added on, with Ohtani walking, Matt Duffy hitting a single, and Rendon singled to make it 2-1.
Taylor Ward Blake-ed it, doubling in another run.
A bloop hit by Adell brought in another run, and now at 4-1 Angels, the Dodgers Starter, Urias was pulled, unable to get an out in the 3rd.
Jack Mayfield hit the 5th straight single off of the new pitcher, scoring the 4th run of the inning. 5-1 Angels!
It was a lead that did not last, as Jose Suarez was hot around in the bottom of the 3rd, allowing 3 more runs, but at least he got 2 outs. 5-4 Angels.
The Angels scored another run in the 5th, with Stefanic driving in Jo Adell to increase the lead to 6-4 Angels!
After surviving a scare with a bases loaded jam, the Angels scored even more in the 6th, with a 2 run blast from Rojas, scoring Marsh. 8-4 Angels!
Rojas continued to make his case for the opening day roster with another hit and another RBI. 9-4 Angels.
Taylor Ward got another hit, driving in the 10th run of the game for the Angels!
The Angels win 10-4, blowing out the Dodgers.