“Let’s play 2!” Ernie Banks had the right idea. The Angels played the Mariners again, twice in the same day.
Jose Suarez had the honor for the night game. He went 4 and a third innings, giving up no runs on 4 hits, striking out 7 and walking 3. It was not an easy or efficient start, but he did his job wonderfully.
Mike Trout continued to torture the Mariners fans, hitting a home run in both games of the doubleheader, the 12th time that has happened for the Angels. Walsh also had himself a game as pinch hitter, hitting a 2 run bomb.
The real story of the game, however, was MacKinnon, who made his MLB debut and looks like Noah. Sure, he went hitless, but, look at him!
Jose Suarez had trouble early but made it through his entire outing without allowing a single run.
The Angels scored first with a Trout solo shot in the 3rd.
It was quiet for quite some time after that. Suarez did his job. As did Jimmy Herget. With a low scoring game, it was time for pinch hitting, and pinch hit they did. Tyler Wade pinch ran for Luis Rengifo, who had quite a series, actually… and Jared Walsh drove him in, hitting a pinch hit 2 run bomb.
Jimmy Herget actually pitched a lot, 3 and 2/3 innings of scoreless baseball. An impressive relief performance, making it only 2 pitchers needed to get through 8 innings.
Archie Bradley came in to save the game. He sent down the Mariners in order to secure the win!
The Angels have won 2 in a row for the first time since May 24th. Turnaround finally?