The Angels face the Rangers again. While this normally would be a happy occasion, the Angels got swept last time these two teams met. In this short two game series, any loss is unacceptable.
Noah Syndergaard faced the Rangers yet again. This time, it went much better. He went 8 innings, giving up only 1 run on 4 hits, striking out 5, while walking none, all on 93 pitches. Thor had his power back, and it was refreshing to see.
A Chargers WR gave the team mojo as right after he appeared on camera, the offense exploded.
Walsh and Marsh had themselves a day, both being the highlights of the offense and defense.
Things were mostly quiet to start with, a pitching duel unlike last time.
That changed in the 4th. Brandon Marsh showcased why he should be in CF instead, making a great catch!
Angels scored a lot in the 4th, starting with Luis Rengifo who drove in the first run with a groundout.
Another run scored on an error, making it 2-0.
Then a 3rd run came in on a perfect bunt by Wade, small ball ruling the inning.
A sac fly scored the 4th run of the inning! Good on you Squid!
Walsh added on in the 5th, hitting a solo shot above the line. 5-0 Angels.
Defense was great this game for the Angels, with even Thor holding his own.
Jonah Heim continued to be a pain though, getting one off of Thor, ruining the shutout in the 8th. 5-1 Angels.
Aaron Loup closed out the game as it was a non save situation. Marsh made another great catch for the second out.
Loup did give up a solo shot right after, however. It was now 5-2.
A walk meant no more funny business, D-Cell was in for the save. Tyler Wade almost made a great catch to end the game but it bounced right out of his glove when he made contact with the ground. A run scored, 5-3 Angels, uh oh…
Jonah Heim was now up again, the player on the rangers who has single handedly ruined every game so far against the Angels. this time, however, he struck out.
Angels win 5-3!