Hey Hey Hey! The Reds Sox beat the Astros! Let’s win one.
The Angels went three up three down in the first inning against Dane Dunning with a double play by Ohtani. Brad Miller singled and Corey Seager walked to get two on with one out. Shohei got a pop out and a strikeout to escape the inning without giving up a run.
Jared Walsh homered to make it 1-0. Tale of the tape: 402 ft. A Rendon ground out and a couple of strikeouts ended the Angels half of the second. The Rangers made three quick outs.
Nobody did anything of note in the third inning. Mike Trout hit a solo homer in the fourth and Terry Smith used that cringe worthy “it is Trouta here!” line. Walsh walked but Rendon, Ohtani , and Rengifo made out. Corey Seager walked and Kole Calhoun was hit by a pitch. That allowed Jonah Heim to score Seager on a single. 2-1 Angels after four.
Three up three down for the Angels in the fifth. The Rangers would have done the same had Seager not singled.
Ward singled but Trout Ohtani and Rendon made out to end the Angels half of the sixth. Kole Calhoun doubled and made it to third on a wild pitch. Jonah Heim doubled to score him. 2-2 Angels.
In the sixth, the Angels made out, notwithstanding Duffy pinch hitting for Tyler Wade. Mike Mayers came in to face the Rangers and, of course, gave up the lead by a home run (to Brad Miller). He then gave up a hit to Semien. Rendon reached and Walsh homered to tie the game in the ninth. Suarez and then Herget gave up amazing amounts of ground. Maddon got himself ejected by CB Bucknor. Raisel came in and got a strikeout to end the ninth. Velasquez started the tenth on second. Ward singled to send him to third. Trout drove him in on a fielder’s choice.
Let’s face it. The Angels got swept by the lowly Rangers 6-5. This blows. I’m done here.
Photo credit: Rex Fregosi