On Mother’s Day 2022, the Angels looked to win the series vs the lowly Nats. Should be lowly, at least, on paper. Just like this team is great on paper.
Patrick Sandoval honored his mother by pitching today. However, his opponent paper cut him to death, with nothing getting hit hard but finding the grass nonetheless. Sandy went 5 and 2/3 innings, allowing 3 runs on 7 hits, striking out 5 while walking 3.
At the plate, Rendon finally had a hit vs his old team, but the team as a whole left 8 LOBsters uneaten, being very disrespectful. At least Jack Mayfield had a pinch hit 2 run single.
After the Angels failed to score with the bases loaded, Sandy gave up a run with the bases loaded. To be fair, it was a bunch of groundballs that found their way trough. At least Velazquez made a great stop to keep it from getting worse. 1–0 Nats in the 3rd.
Meanwhile, the offense continued to not clean their plate,, leaving men on base constantly. 2 more runs would be scored for the Nats, again with balls that got through onto the grass. 3-0 Nats.
The Angels would finally score with a pinch hit single down the line by Jack Mayfield in the 6th.
However, the Angels bullpen allowed another run, again with a bunch of singles. 4-2 Nats.
Neither team hit an extra base hit on the day, that is until the last out. With 2 outs in the 9th and 2 on down 2, Shohei Ohtani doubled both in!
Then Anthony Rendon, who has his merch giveaway just 2 days before, drove in the winning run, walking off his former team!