Dodgers 7, Angels 1
This abridged freeway series with the crosstown Dodgers hasn’t gone exactly to plan for the Angels. We should give them some credit, though. They improved their run differential compared to last game. No, I don’t mean that they won. Rather, I’m talking losing by less.
Jose Suarez mimicked the Angels’ mantra of it’s early, getting chased in the fourth inning after giving up 6 earned runs and 3 home runs, including two to Trea Turner. Max Muncy later added a 3-run jack. The Dodgers had Suarez’s number all night.
They also had Anaheim hitters’ numbers all night. Julio Urias had a sparkling outing, with just one blemish (a Brandon Marsh home run!) across 7 terrific innings. Mike Trout, who was a last-minute scratch despite planning to return from back spasms injury, couldn’t chip in.
While Jo Adell had a nice fielding highlight (a catch-and-throw to 3b to nab the runner), the real highlight for the Angels today was Shohei Ohtani running outfield drills. Breaking the fourth wall here, but how can you not love this guy?