The Anthony Rendon suspension is over. How did he do? What about Renfroe and Rengifo? Rendon got a pointless hit early.
Nothing much really happened until the top of the third inning at which time the
Blue Jays scored four runs with homers by Bichette and Chapman. I won’t show you the lowlights. The Angels got a run that inning after a really weird triple by Gio Urshela and a groundout by Luis Rengifo.
In the bottom of the fourth, Mike Trout walked and Ohtani doubled. Mike Trout might even have scored, but the Angels apparently have a newfound sense of caution. Rendon drove him in on a productive out.
Hunter Renfroe hit an RBI double to score Shohei. There was still only one out at this point.
That was it for this inning. George Springer chipped in another homer in the next inning to extend the Blue Jays lead. (5-3)
In the bottom of the fifth inning Luis Rengifo homered to make it 5-4 South Detroit Blue Jays. Matt Thaiss reached on an error and Taylor Ward singled to put men at first and second with no outs for Mike Trout who homered. 7-5 Angels.
Shohei Ohtani walked but Anthony Rendon grounded into a double play. OOPS Zach (Iggy) Opo came in to pitch the top of the seventh for Toronto but it didn’t help much. Still 7-5 Angels. Anthony Rendon singled in the top of the ninth to put a man on for Hunter Renfroe who homered. 9-5 Angels.
Carlos Estevez came in to pitch the bottom of the ninth for some reason. He got the first two guys out pretty quick but gave up a single to Vladdy Jr. He walked Matt Chapman. Fortunately, he struck out Daulton Varshoe to end the game.
That was it. Do you think the Ren-broes helped or hurt the effort?
Rendon 1-3 with 1 RBI; Renfroe 2-3 with three RBI; Rengifo 1-3 with 2 RBI. Seems respectable. Maybe it’s just me.
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