The Angels had one last game in June, an Ohtani Wednesday vs the White Sox. With a fully armed and operational 2 way Ohtani-san, it was vital to end this horrible month with a win.
Ohtani the pitcher did all he could. 5 and 2/3 shutout innings with 11 strikeouts to just 1 walk. His 5 hits allowed were all singles. Quijada got the last out of the 6th, as well as all 3 of the 7th all without allowing a run. Tepera had the 8th, yet he screwed up, allowing a run to score with some help from a Squid error.
As a hitter, it wasn’t nearly as impressive, walking and striking out in his time at the plate. But luckily, this time he didn’t have to do this alone, as not only Trout did well, but Rengifo hit a bomb. Also, Ward now has a 10 game hitting streak.
June was Ohtani’s month. While the team may have sucked, bad, Shohei was not the issue at all.
Angels got on the board first in the first, with Mike Trout doing his job with an RBI double.
Trout then scored on an error for a second run in the first.
That was all Ohtani needed as he kept striking out batter after batter.
Ohtani would like an insurance run or two, so Luis Rengifo obliged with a 2 run bomb in the 6th!
Quijada got out of the jam in the 6th, and pitched a clean 7th, but Tepera allowed an unearned run on a wild pitch.
D-Cell came in for the 9th, him and Tepera both appealing their suspensions. He shut down the White Sox and secured the win!
The Angels win! Angels end June at 10-18. Yeesh. Losing almost twice as many as won.
Yes, end June, the Angels don’t play tomorrow.