Angels 6 Astros 0
The Angels launched early, scoring 6 runs in the first inning. Of course, they were aided by some walks but throw in some well timed hits and you have a rally to start the game – and all the runs the Angels needed to pull off the victory. Jake Odorizzi couldn’t even make it out of the first inning – he was space dust.
Tonight’s victory gives the Angels a series victory and plants them 1.5 games ahead of the rest of the AL West. Until today, the Angels hadn’t won a series against Houston since September 2020.
The real story of this game was Shohei Ohtani whose perfect game bid was broken up in the 6th by Jason Castro who had gone 0 for 9 to start the season. He also tied a career high 12 Ks. His slider was nearly un-hittable. His stuff was plain nasty.
Ohtani also went 2 for 4 at the plate with a double, walk, and bunt single.
Other non-Ohtani stuff happened in this game – honest – I looked it up! Brandon Marsh was 2 for 2 with a walk and a double. Jo Adell stole a base. A few other guys got hits. I think that about covers it. This was Ohtani’s game and it was beautiful.