Thor took the mound against a White Sox team that is playing well below expectations and dealing with the injury big.
The Angels got on the board first thanks to a triple by Brandon Marsh that was initially ruled a home run.
Squid knocked on Marsh to make it 2-0 after two with both runs coming from the bottom of the order.
Neither offense was able to manage a run for the next three innings although Chicago did leave runners stranded on third twice. The Angels stranded runners in two innings as well.
Thor was effective and efficient, needing only 55 pitches through 5 innings and retiring the first 9 in a row. However a one out walk to Tim “ Jackie” Anderson immediately came back to haunt when Vaughn doubled him home on the next pitch. 2-1 Halos.
Brandon Marsh made another great play that saved an RBI double.
However Jose Abreu roped one not even Marsh could catch to tie the score. He escaped the inning by striking out could’ve been Angel AJ Pollock.
Lucas Giolito looked like a stud, limiting the Angels to 2 runs on 6 hits through 6 innings.
Despite getting hit pretty hard in the 6th, Thor rolled out for the 7th. So did Tyler Wade, replacing Thor 2 at third and immediately dropping the Angels win probability with his presence.
A hard hit single was followed by a bunt Thor bobbled leading to 2 on with nobody out. Everyone but acting manager Ray Montgomery could see Thor was done. But no, a hard hit single on the next pitch made it 3-2 Chicago.
The Angels were able to get the trail runner out at second on a play that was upheld on review. Maybe Ray was right because Thor got a double play ball to eve the inning.
Seventh inning stretch time had it 3-2 Sox.
Mad Max Stassi has been quiet with the bat this year but did a great job working a lead off walk off Sox reliever Lopez to start the home half of the 7th. Tonight’s hero Marsh then roped a single to left.
Squid sacrifice bunt moved the runners over then Taylor Ward delivered a 2 run double with Marsh just beating the throw. 4-3 Angels.
The decision to pull Thor 2 and insert Wade immediately came into play as Ohtani was intentionally walked with 2 on and 2 out to get to Wade. Y’all know what happened.
Ryan Tepera held the one run lead by pitching a clean 8th inning aided by a nice play by none other than Tyler Wade.
Marsh added an opposite field single in the bottom of the 8th to give him 3 hits on the night to go along with 2 runs scored, an RBI, and a web gem.
Iglesias came out in the 9th to prove he can throw more than just sunflower seeds and shut the door.
Light up the halo! 4-3 Angels win.