Angels 10 Red Sox 5
Baseball is more fun when your team scores runs. Right?? Thankfully the Angels did that, mainly by way of Max Stassi and Anthony Rendon home runs -at first. The Angels almost blew this game as Matt Vasgerian so eloquently stated in the bottom of the 8th “oh no”. He was referring to a Xander Bogaerts home over the Green Monster off an 86 MPH Aaron Loup cutter.
Reid Detmers pitched alright. His curveball is still good, but did only generate 2 whiffs tonight. Detmers’ 5 whiffs overall paled in comparison to Garrett Whitlock who generated 17 whiffs and struck out 9 over 5 innings.
The Angels were down 4-3 when old friend Hansel Robles cam into the game. Did he owe the Angels a favor? After walking Trout and Ohtani he was pulled. Jake Diekman – a lefty came in to get the final out in the 9th against Jared Walsh. Walsh worked his at bat to 9 pithes and an RBI single that drove in Mike Trout to tie the game. It was a magical inning.
Thanks to Taylor Ward, the Angels weren’t done. Ward demolished a baseball in the top of the 10th to put the Angels up for good. Tony Two Bags also drove in Trout to put the Angels up 3 on a hit that was ruled a single by the Green Monster but would have been a double in Anaheim. But wait, there’s more! Act now and we’ll throw in a 2 run bomb by Jared Walsh to bury the Red Sox.
It was a magical win, and a desperately needed win for the struggling Angels who could now pull off a series victory with a win in tomorrow’s day game.