The good news is we play Seattle 14 more times this season. The bad news is we didn’t play them tonight.
Reid Detmers wasn’t his best, allowing 5 runs over the first 5 innings. A bomb, a few doubles, just a functional offense from Kansas City.
We don’t norm have that. The Angels scored in the 4th the only way we have lately, on a home run by one of Ward, Trout, or Walsh. This time it was Walsh and a solo shot.
The clear highlight early was this amazing catch by Brandon Marsh.
However, the Angels bars did come alive in the 6th inning. Training 6-1 at that point the Halos pit up a 4 spot to make it a 6-5 game. The biggest swing of the bat came from Ohtani.
The Royals tacked on a run in the top of the 7th to extend the lead to 7-5. Nevin got tossed in tte top of the 7th as well.
But an RBI fly out by Ohtani cut the deficit to 7-6. Then Jared Walsh cracked a 2 out RBI triple to tie the game at 7-7.
Aaron Loup was brought in to protect the lead. Seriously. He did was he does best and gave up doubles to the first two batters he faced. He left down 8-7 thanks to a great catch by Taylor Ward that saved a run and ended the inning.
Bobby Witt Jr. had a great night on both sides of tte ball. He capped his three hit night with a 2 run bomb that appeared to be the final dagger to make it 10-7 in the 8th.
But alas, the Angels brought the tying run to the plate in the bottom of the 9th when Tyler Wade bunted for a single then Trout worked a one out walk.
That tying run scored when Ohtani hit an absolute bomb.
Raisel Iglesias was huge in the top of the 10th, stranding the ghost runner by striking out two and making a nifty defensive play.
Speedy Luis Rengifo was the Angels ghost runner in the bottom of the 10th. Andrew Benatindi made a game saving catch against Stassi and a nice catch to deny Legares a hit. Tyler Wade stepped up, and made his usual out.
Whit Merrifield promptly doubled in the ghost runner to start the 11th off Jose Quijada. Whit came around to score on a dribbler to make it 12-10.
Tyler Wade was the ghost runner (hey, he reached second!) and Taylor Ward hit a single. Two on, no out, winning run at the plate. Trout K swinging. Ohtani fly out to left, runner scores. 12-11 KC.
This was a buttercup of epic proportions. But, hey, Seattle again on Friday!