Shohei Ohtani started tonight’s game against Zach Plesac. Things went about as we might have expected. Jose Ramirez took Shohei deep in the first inning for a two run home run. Taylor Ward doubled on the first pitch he saw for the Angels. Ohtani advanced him on a sacrifice and Mike Trout doubled to drive him in. Anthony Rendon then singled to drive in Trout. 2-2 Angels.
In the second inning the Angels loaded them up and Taylor
Ward hit a grand slam to make it 6-2 Angels. This Taylor Ward guy might actually be good. Who Knew?
In the 4th inning Jared Walsh singled in Taylor Ward to make it 7-2 Angels. Shohei Ohtani went five innings to be eligible for the win. Oliver Ortega came in to pitch the 6th inning and beyond.
In the sixth inning Taylor Ward tripled with one out and then Shohei Ohtani doubled him in. Mike Trout then doubled Ohtani in. It was 9-2 Angels.
In the 8th inning Andrew Wantz came in to replace Ortega and gave up a single to Ahmed Rosario. Jose Ramirez homered to drive in Ahmed Rosario and himself. 9-4 Angels. The Angels made out in the bottom of the eighth to make it 9-4 Angels in the top of the 9th inning.
Mike Mayers came in to finish the game out with a 5 run cushion. He allowed a one out double to Luke Maile to make things interesting. He then allowed a single to Andres Giminez to make things all too interesting with Guardians at first and third with one out. Myles Straw sacrificed in Luke Maile to make it 9-5 Angels with 2 outs. Luckily, Andres Rosario grounded out to end the game and preserve the Angels winning streak. You can put a halo over this one! Light that baby up! The Angels are winning ball games.. How did that happen?
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