The Angels face the MFY one last time. Already lost the season series, the Angels hope to scrap by with at least the home series win, if only to screw the Yankees over as their playoff hopes are nonexistent as they had been for a while.
Patrick Sandoval was tasked to go up against Richie Rich Gerrit Cole. Sandy went 7 innings, giving up 2 runs on 3 hits, striking out 7 and walking 2. He outdueled Cole, which was a win in his book. Now it was up to the bullpen to make sure it is a win for real.
As for the offense, the MVP did MVP things. Ohtani was putting up a show yet again, trading blows with Judge throughout the series. The Angels did get some help by a couple of MFY errors, like this one.
It was all pitcher duel at first, with the first run of the game coming from a Yankee double that could have been caught.
And he allowed another thanks to a sac fly.
It was a sloppy 5th that looked to doom the Angels due to Cole being on the other side.
That is, until Ohtani stepped up and had himself a best play in baseball.
Angels were now up 3-2!
It was now up to the bullpen to get the last 6 outs. First up was Jose Quijada. He threw a scoreless 8th.
Jimmy Herget was in for the save. He walked Judge, which, well, is smarter than pitching to him. Judge stole 2nd. The Jimmy walked Stanton. It was stressful for sure.
Donaldson struck out. One out. Torres struck out. Jimmy was one out away from escaping this and getting the win. A groundout and THE ANGELS WIN!
Angels win the series!