The Mariners were at Angel Stadium for the first time since the brawl. Phil Nevin and Jessie Winker know how big this is, which is why they discussed matters before the game started.
It was Ohtani day again today. He went 6 innings, giving up 2 runs on 7 hits, giving up 1 walk and striking out 8 in his no decision on the mound. Shohei wasn’t at his sharpest, and was hit around a lot. But what was more interesting was his new 2 seam fastball.
Offensively, the Angels were meh once again. Luis Rengifo had a gifted home run thanks to a Jo Adell moment by the Mariners, and Fletcher and Ward did stuff but it was rather underwhelming today.
Winker started off the scoring with a solo shot in the first.
However, Luis Rengifo responded with a solo home run of his own, after review that is.
Speaking of review, there was a confusing review process that ultimately resulted in a foul ball.
The Mariners did score in that inning, however.
Luckily, the Angels responded, again, tying the game up thanks to Walsh.
Shohei Ohtani struck out 8 on the night and left with a no decision after 6 innings.
It was now a battle of the bullpens, advantage Mariners with their 1 run expertise. Mariners 27-14 in 1 run games, the best in MLB. Angels are only 9-19.
Which made it ridiculously stupid that Loup was put in for the 9th in a tied game. Because he blew it. To be fair, it wasn’t just him, Stassi also couldn’t throw correctly, or hold onto the ball. An overall horrendous 9th inning, where Loup allowed 4 runs.
4 RUNS allowed in the 9th.
A fundamental breakdown all around.
Viewer discrecion is advised.
Angels lose, get humiliated by Seattle. Loup and Stassi absolutely need to be DFA-ED.