Patrick Sandoval struck out nine Guardians in seven innings, allowing two hits and Mike Trout drove in three runs with an RBI double and a two-run home run. Cleveland was held scoreless for seventeen innings until plating one in the ninth off of Jimmy Herget. Raisel Iglesias got the final two outs for a Save in the 4-1 Angels victory.
Anthony Rendon regained his “Tony Two-Bags” nickname with two doubles and an amazing defensive gem mid-game to snag a scalding line drive and throw out whatever Guardian happened to hit it, I lost track. Trout was also thrown out at home plate late in the game on an amazing defensive relay by Cleveland after a double to CF by Jared Walsh.
The Angels are closing in on the number of games played matching what the Spring Training total would have been had there not been a lockout and the pitching looks to have passed the notorious dead-arm phase. This is a great development. Shohei Ohtani takes the mound tomorrow night in Anaheim and to warm up for his start he had a base hit and scored on the Trout double tonight. Light up that Halo!