Angels win back to back games

It feels like a broken record at this point. Shohei Ohtani was again one start away, one win away from 10 wins on a season yet again, pitching a day after the Angels actually won a game he didn’t start. Since the break, the team has actually been doing better when Ohtani wasn’t pitching than when he was.

So, Shohei had to prove everyone wrong, that he was still great. Luckily, it was in Oakland. He went 6 innings, allowing no runs on 4 hits, striking out 5 and walking 3. It wasn’t the best outing, and he was pretty wild, but he did his job.

Good one, Ohtani!

The offense showed up today, scoring runs! It was pretty spread out too, with half the team contributing one way or another. A great, balanced lineup? On this year’s Angels?! Witchcraft indeed.

Highlighted Recap

The Angels scored first in the 3rd, thanks to Fletcher!

FLETCH!

It was a close pitching duel, with great defense on both sides. Like this move Ohtani made on the mound.

Give him a Gold Glove!

Taylor Ward hated all this pitching duel stuff, so he decided that it was April again and hit a 3 run jack!

4-0 Angels in the 5th!

Ohtani wanted to get in on this, so he hit a home run of his own in the 7th.

5-0 Angels!

It was a great way to cap off a night for Ohtani, doing something no AL pitcher had done in decades!

Congrats!

Now it was the bullpen’s job to not blow it.

Herget did his job, going an inning and 2/3 of shutout ball. Quijada came in for the last out of the 8th and did so good, he closed out the 9th as well. That Herget and Quijada have been the best relievers on the team.

So of course Quijada gave up a home run right away in the 9th.

There goes the shutout

Well, a run doesn’t mean blowing it, and he recovered and secured the win!

Angels win two in a row and can sweep tomorrow!

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MikeSalmon
Super Member
3 months ago

Sho the first to pitch 6 scoreless and homer since Dave McNally 50 years ago.

His stuff was off all night, too. Holy crap! He still shutout…Homer/single/walk. You know how sometimes his pitches seems to have almost too much movement? Took a liner off his foot and stayed in the game and was killer.

He’ll leave but my gawd: we have him now. I watched the A’s feed. They are astounded by Ohtani. Of course. The ESPiN and other outlets are talking about the 25 HR/10 win thing, but his last few games he lost because he had near-zero run support. He could have 14 wins with some basic run support. Easily!

rosstrade
Trusted Member
3 months ago
Reply to  MikeSalmon

You are absolutely right.

The Sho at 10-7 reflects a lack of run support for him and other pitchers, too.

Sandy has come on this year and is pitching great but has a losing record.

WallyChuckChili
Super Member
3 months ago

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clover_black
Trusted Member
3 months ago

wow Seattle broadcast is complete homer shit.

Prob still better than Patty O , but this is awful.

WallyChuckChili
Super Member
3 months ago

Angels Win!
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FungoAle
Super Member
3 months ago

SHO-HIM-THE-MONEY!

GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
3 months ago

I’m not sure we will ever see another Ohtani for another 100 years.

FungoAle
Super Member
3 months ago

If Arte end up dealing him or having Ohtani walk away, will cause the franchise to fold in shame. The amount of scorn, scrutiny and laughter aimed at the Billboards-man will make billboards across the USA.

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
3 months ago

I hope the shufflebot drops by tomorrow afternoon

Fansince1971
Legend
3 months ago

He’s ready!

JackFrost
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

With Touki starting I am sorry to say it won’t happen….

GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
3 months ago

In the same night 25th HR and 10th pitching wins, just how crazy does that sound? I do really want him to resign, I will miss this Greatest Of Angels ever, please resign dude.

Last edited 3 months ago by GrandpaBaseball
Fansince1971
Legend
3 months ago

Re-sign not resign. I wouldn’t make a deal of it if it didn’t completely change the meaning of your post.

GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
3 months ago

Glad he got his 10th win against the A’s tonight. I think that Fletch is “All That”. Ward is the best 4th Of’er in MLB. 😂 

h27kim
Trusted Member
3 months ago

I think Ward is either one of best bench players in the game or a fairly marginal starter. Good depth piece, but we need 2-3 like him, of whom at least one needs to play good CF.

JackFrost
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  h27kim

🙄

FungoAle
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  h27kim

Solid 4th OF, nice bomb tonight

JackFrost
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  FungoAle

 😂  😂 

Mia
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Mia
3 months ago

Anyone else completely forget there’s still games to watch?

Going off the box score it’s nice to see Fletch and Ward contributing again.

And Shohei is still dat dude.

WallyChuckChili
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  Mia

Dat Dude dat doesn’t want to wear a Cowboy Hat?

GonFishin
Trusted Member
3 months ago

10 wins, 25HRs. You can’t replace the guy.

Mia
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Mia
3 months ago
Reply to  GonFishin

We just need two 5 win pitchers and a DH platoon with each hitting 15 homers. Easy peasy.

h27kim
Trusted Member
3 months ago
Reply to  Mia

We’d need two 5-3.5 starters. I don’t think I’d seen one of those, let alone two. 🤪