Shohei Ohtani versus Jose Urquidy. Jose Urquidy hit David Fletcher with his second pitch of the game to start off the first with a man on first. It resulted in an injury delay.
Fletcher was HBP as noted above. Mike Trout doubled to left but Fletcher was out at home on the relay.
Shohei Ohtani flied out to center advancing Trout to third. Taylor Ward singled on a grounder to third and Mike Trout scored. 1-0 Angels.
Matt Duffy struck out. Luis Rengifo came in defensively to replace David Fletcher.
Jose Altuve singled to Mickey Moniak to start off the Astros half of the first. A wild pitch sent him to second. Yuli Gurriel singled to right field to score Jose Altuve. Taylor Ward chipped in a fielding error. Yordan Alvarez walked on four pitches. Alex Bregman grounded into a force out and Kyle Tucker then grounded into a double play.
Mike Ford doubled to right. Mickey Moniak singled to put men at first and third. Moniak then stole second base. Max Stassi walked. Andrew Velazquez grounded out to second for one out and Mike Ford scored. Luis Rengifo reached on a fielder’s choice and Moniak was out at home. Mike Trout homered to score both Rengifo and Max Stassi. 5-1 Angels.
Shohei Ohtani hit a fly ball out to center to end the Angels half of the second inning. Trey Mancini struck out. Chas McCormick struck out. Jeremy Pena singled to left. Then Martin Maldonado grounded out to end the inning.
Taylor Ward singled on a liner to left but he was out at second on the throw from Yordan Alvarez. Matt Duffy grounded out to short. Mike Ford struck out swinging.
Jose Altuve struck out looking. Yuli Gurriel singled on a pop fly to Taylor Ward. Yordan Alvarez lined out to second. Alex Bregman doubled to left, sending Yuli Gurriel to third base. Kyle Tucker struck out swinging. It was still 5-1 Angels.
Mickey Moniak came up and hit a fly ball out to left. One out. Max Stassi struck out. Andrew Velazquez singled to left. Then Luis Rengifo singled on a grounder to right. Andrew Velazquez advanced to third. Mike Trout struck out looking.
Trey Mancini walked to lead off the Astros half of the fourth inning. Chas McCormick struck out swinging. Jeremy Pena lined into a double play Mickey Moniak to Mike Ford. Trey Mancini out at first.
Shohei Ohtani grounded out to second base to start off the fifth inning. Taylor Ward singled to right. Matt Duffy grounded out sending Taylor Ward to second. Mike Ford doubled to score Taylor Ward. 6-1 Angels.
Mickey Moniak hit a fly ball out to right to end the Angels fifth.
Martin Maldonado struck out swinging. Jose Altuve also struck out swinging. Yuli Gurriel singled on a fly ball Mike Trout deflected to Andrew Velazquez. Yordan Alvarez hit a fly ball to Mike Trout that became the third out. Nice catch!
Seth Martinez came in to pitch for Jose Urquidy. He struck out Max Stassi. Andrew Velazquez singled on a grounder to third. He stole second base. Luis Rengifo grounded out to advance Velazquez to third base with two outs. Unfortunately, Mike Trout lined out to center.
There was an injury delay. (Shohei Ohtani: blister). Jimmy Herget came in to replace Shohei Ohtani. Alex Bregman was hit by a pitch. Kyle Tucker hit a fly ball out to Mike Trout. Trey Mancini grounded into a double play; Velazquez to Rengifo to Ford. Watch Shohei Ohtani strike out seven!
Shohei Ohtani was still in there to bat. He struck out. Taylor Ward grounded out to third base. Matt Duffy struck out to make the third out.
Chas McCormick struck out swinging. Jeremy Pena was out on a fly ball to Mike Trout. Martin Maldonado then lined out to Taylor Ward.
Will Smith came in to pitch for Seth Martinez. Mike Ford struck out looking. Mickey Moniak lined out to first. Max Stassi struck out swinging.
Jose Altuve grounded out to third base. Yuli Gurriel grounded out to shortstop Andrew Velazquez. Jose Quijada came in to replace Jimmy Herget. Yordan Alvarez doubled to Mike Trout. Alex Bregman flied out to Taylor Ward.
Phil Maton came in to pitch for Will Smith. Andrew Velazquez struck out on a foul tip. Luis Rengifo struck out swinging. Mike Trout walked. Jo Adell came in now to pinch hit for Shohei Ohtani. He grounded out to third.
Jose Quijada came back out to pitch in the ninth inning. Kyle Tucker led off the bottom of the ninth with the Astros down 6-1. He struck out swinging. Trey Mancini did the same. Chas McCormick lined out to center to end the game.
Photo credit: Rex Fregosi
Well, Pulpuk hit another, it can be only Ped fueled.
I didn’t get to see the other Moniak abs besides the one where he got on base. Did he look good in the others as well?
That was a fun game and yet another statement by Ohtani as to why he should be MVP
The LA Fishwrap says their owner might be interested in buying.
They still won’t cover the team. 😂
You win the interwebz for today.
Well, that would almost certainly mean he’d eventually try to move the team to LA County.
Yep they can play at Crypto.com center when the Clippers move out.
Will he move them to El Segundo like he did with the LA Times? The El Segundo Angels! It’s not like traffic would be horrible getting in and out of there.
I really hope that the “investors from Japan” are legit and actually win the bid. If so, I would have to think there would be a strong sentiment to invest whatever it takes to keep Ohtani in Angels red. This would of course have to include putting a winning product on the field in 2023.
I’d be alright with Trout selling out for the HRs next year. 162 HRs, one every game, FTW!!!!!!
Ohtani got run support.
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Great game. Offense gave enough runs for Ohtani not to feel pressure to be perfect every single pitch. Not one of the usual Ohtani pitching gems, but still great to get the win. I’m rooting for Sho to get to 200 Ks
Trout & Ohtani. Nice win.
Angels win, NFL Sunday is back tomorrow. Today is a good day. Just come back tomorrow and beat Houston again.
I’ll say this for the cheatin’ Astros, when Bregman got hit he didn’t whine and wander towards our bench like some others would.
Also great game Shohei with the win, Trouty with that blast, and now we hear Fletch will be ok.
Whew! There seemed to be radio silence about Fletch while I was typing up the article.