There it is. 2022 is over for the Angels. A season that was filled with promise and hope that this year would be the year. Instead, the team once again finished with a losing record as that hope is demolished.
Shohei Ohtani has nothing to be ashamed of, however. He did something no one has ever done. On the mound for one final time, he took a perfect game into the 5th inning. Alas, like the season, that was blown and what was once hope turned into dust. He ended his last start going 5 innings, allowing 1 run on 1 hit, walking 1 and striking out 6. No last win for Ohtani-san.
At the plate, things weren’t looking good. The Angels barely did anything against a CY Rookie. 3 hits and a walk in 7 innings against a rookie with an ERA over 5. Pathetic, just like the team.
Shohei Ohtani had a perfect game going into the 5th, but a walk, a hit, and a sac fly meant he lost the shutout.
Ohtani left after 5, in line for the loss. The hitters needing to come through, somehow.
While the next two relievers kept it a 1 run game, Weiss allowed the 2nd run of the game.
A sac fly would bring in a third run.
In the 8th, down 3, Adell tripled and rookie O’hoppe drove him in.
After a Rengifo GIDP, Mike Trout hit his 40th home run of the year.
The Angels were down to their last gasp. Ward was up first, he grounded out. Duffy was next, he flew out. Fletcher was the last chance to extend the season, he grounded out.
Angels lose their last game of the year, get swept by the A’s, and may have seen the last of Ohtani in an Angels uniform.