The Angels celebrate Cinco De Mayo in Boston. A day after a game of actually scoring again, everyone wanted to keep this going. With no Trout in the lineup, it was to be an Ohtani day even more than usual for an Ohtani pitching day.
Yes, it was a Shohei Ohtani pitching day. But not just any Ohtani pitching day, but a masterful, dominant one. He went 7 innings, allowing 0 runs on 6 hits, striking out 11 while walking none.
Seriously, it was a dominant performance, the second best in terms of raw stuff in 14 years for the Angels.
Ohtani the batter went 2-4, with one of the longest singles ever. He had the only hit for the longest time for the Angels as well.
The bats were carried by Ohtani until the 7th, when Jared Walsh hit a home run around the pesky pole. Those were the only two hits through 7 innings.
Then the 8th happened. That’s when hits went crazy, as the Boston bullpen was horrible yet again.
It was a scoreless game through 5, although the Angels came oh so close to scoring first. Ohtani hit a very long single, but the Angels were unable to score.
A run finally scored for either team in the 7th, when Jared Walsh poked one around the pesky pole for a 2 run blast.
Ohtani pitched 7 shutout innings, and then the bats really woke up, as the Boston bullpen was horrible yet again. The 8th saw an offensive explosion! Fletcher singled in a run.
Then Ohtani hit one off the Monster for another run!
Then Rendon had a groundout which resulted in another run.
Then Walsh blooped in 2 more.
9th came and the scoring wasn’t done, as Brandon Marsh got in on the fun with a home run of his own!
Mike Mayers had the 8th and 9th, shutting down the Red Sox and securing the 8-0 victory. The Angels win the series at Boston.