Kenny Rosenberg got the start today against Logan Gilbert.
Inning #1: Taylor Ward started things off with a hit but Mike Trout hit into a double play to empty the bases for Ohtani, who then hit a flyout. Fortunately, Kenny Rosenberg also got through the first inning without giving up a run.
Inning #2: Nothing to see here. Move on. Kenny Rosenberg started to have trouble finding the strike zone in the Mariners half. The Mariners bailed him out by failing to reach base safely.
Inning #3: The Angels went three up, three down. At least the top of the order is scheduled for the 4th inning. The Mariners came up and swung badly at pretty much everything. Rosenberg only threw 33 pitches through the third inning. Still 0-0.
Inning #4: Taylor Ward reached to go two for two. It’s nice to have him back. Mike Trout hit the tenth pitch he saw over the wall in right center to make it 2-0. Shohei Ohtani lined out to center for the first out. Jared Walsh struck out. Luis Rengifo grounded out.
Ty France came up and drew a walk. Eugenio Suarez finally struck out after a ton of pitches. Rosenberg was still throwing the ball all over the place, though. J.P. Crawford singled to put two men on for Dylan Moore who grounded out but advanced the runners. Kenny Rosenberg proceeded to walk Jesse Winker to load the bases. Cal Raliegh grounded out to end the threat.
Inning #5: Stassi, Marsh, and Velasquez went down in order. Justin Upton doubled to lead off the Mariners half of the fifth inning. Abraham Toro made out, but Julio Rodriguez advanced Upton to third with a fly ball out to Taylor Ward. Phil Nevin brought in Jose Quijada to pitch to Ty France. There was a lengthy game delay but France finally grounded out to Quijada to end the threat. The grumbling continued in the game thread about Rosenberg getting taken out before completing the fifth inning.
Inning #6: Tyler Wade managed to single. Taylor Ward hit a fly ball out to center. Mike Trout struck out. Shohei Ohtani made the third out on a fly ball to left. Andrew Wantz replaced Jose Quijada on the mound. He struck out Eugenio Suarez and J.P. Crawford. Dylan Moore hit a fly ball to Mike Trout for the third out.
Inning #7: Ryan Borucki replaced Logan Gilbert on the mound. Jared Walsh grounded out softly to the pitcher for out number one. Luis Rengifo then singled and Max Stassi doubled him in to make it 3-0. Brandon Marsh single to get in on the fun. Max Stassi advanced to third and Marsh stole second to put men on second and third with one out. Unfortunately, Andrew Velasquez struck out. Tyler Wade chipped in the third out with a fly ball to right.
Aaron Loup now came in to replace Wantz and struck out the side.
Inning #8: Andres Munoz came in to pitch for the Mariners. Taylor Ward had a heck of a game! He singled again to lead off the eighth inning. Mike Trout struck out as did Shohei Ohtani. Jared Walsh came through with a liner to center that scored Taylor Ward. It was ruled a fielding error. 4-0 Angels. Luis Rengifo struck out to end the Angels’ half of the eighth inning.
Now Ryan Tepera is pitching. He retired Abraham Toro on a fly ball to Taylor Ward. Julio Rodriguez struck out. Ty France grounded out to third.
Inning # 9: Roenis Elias came in to pitch to Mad Max Stassi who grounded out to third. Brandon Marsh popped out to short. Andrew Velasquez struck out to end the Angels half of the ninth inning. Raisel Iglesias came in to close out the game. He got Eugenio Suarez to ground out for the first out. J.P. Crawford hit a fly ball to Brandon Marsh for the second out. Adam Frazier came in to pinch hit for Dylan Moore and struck out on three pitches.
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