Another thing I love about baseball. There was excitement about a game featuring two teams well out of first place due to the presence of a highly touted prospect.
We likely saw a glimpse of the Angels future with the debut of Logan O’Hoppe. And that future looked bright.
Once the man of the hour got his first hit out of the way, the man of the last decade showed him how to really hit a ball.
Trout’s 38th bomb was part of a 3 run 4th inning that out the Angels up 3-1.
That one run was all Michael Lorenzen allowed over his five innings. He wasn’t efficient, needing 102 pitches, but he was effective. He loves it here and is pitching for a job next season. I’d be neither happy or sad.
Aaron Loup is looking like the guy we hoped we signed lately. He pitched a clean 6th to keep the score 3-1.
The Angels had a golden opportunity to extend the lead with bases loaded and no outs in the bottom of the 6th but three consecutive strikeouts ended the inning.
Mickey Moniak injured his hand in a swing and was replaced by Jo Adell. Why was Adell sitting after a great catch and the game winning hit last night? Perhaps Nevin called Sosh for advice.
The A’s took their turn blowing an opportunity in the seventh. Two on, no outs, no runs. We can thank Quijada.
Taylor Ward took it upon himself to extend the lead, hitting an absolute rocket to centerfield.
Jimmy Herget racked up his second save in two nights. Angels win 4-1.
A really nice part of tonight was this interview with O’Hoppe’s family. Incredible story about the dad.
Watching baseball was a nice distraction but we all know reality is in Florida and our thoughts and prayers are there. Hopefully soon the Red Cross and some help.