Today we started out with Reid Detmers versus Cal Quantrill. Did Reid turn it around? He did reasonably well. The Angels scored a bunch. The Guardians scored a bunch off of Andrew Wantz and Ryan Tepera. Too many!
Happy birthday Mickey Moniak who led off the game with a homer!
Mike Trout hit a fly ball for an out. Shohei Ohtani struck out. Anthony Rendon grounded out to third. 1-0 Angels. For the Guardians, Steven Kwan led off with a double. Ahmed Rosario singled but Kwan was held at third. Jose Ramirez struck out but Ahmed Rosario simultaneously stole second base. Josh Bell hit an ostensible sac fly but Hunter Renfroe gunned down Rosario at third base. He did it so fast that the issue arose of whether Kwan reached home plate before the third out at third. The Guardians’ challenge of the play at third failed so therefore there were three outs. The inning ended with no Guardian score after some uncertainty. 1-0 Angels. Rendon’s tag was also pretty good.
Hunter Renfroe came up and singled. Brandon Drury and Gio Urshela both hit fly ball outs. Matt Thaiss grounded out to second. For the Guardians, Josh Naylor singled. Gabriel Arias struck out. Andres Gimenez grounded into a force out, but was too fast to be doubled up. Myles Straw also hit into a force out to end the inning.
Zach Neto made out on a fly ball to right. Mickey Moniak walked. He stole second base without a throw during Mike Trout’s at bat. Mike Trout then got drilled on the left elbow. He stayed in the game, but damn! Shohei Ohtani made the Guardians pay with a nice double to left that scored Moniak. 2-0 Angels.
Anthony Rendon sacrificed Mike Trout in to make it 3-0 Angels.
Hunter Renfroe flied out. For the Guardians, Cam Gallagher struck out. Steven Kwan grounded to third and the throw to first was off line. The scorer called it a hit. Ahmed Rosario then hit into a double play.
Brandon Drury doubled to left to lead off the fourth inning. Gio Urshela hit one to short and while
Rosario threw to first Drury went ahead and ran around him to third. Doh! Matt Thaiss struck out. Zach Neto grounded out to third. For the Guardians, Jose Ramirez doubled. Josh Bell walked and Reid Detmers picked off Ramirez at second. Josh Naylor lined out to Mike Trout. Gabriel Arias lined out to Hunter Renfroe.
Mickey Moniak hit a lead off single. Mike Trout hit into a fielder’s choice. Shohei Ohtani walked. Anthony Rendon hit into a double play to end the Angels half of the fifth inning. Andres Gimenez lined out to Anthony Rendon. Myles Straw hit a fly ball out to Mike Trout. Cam Gallagher grounded out to third.
Hunter Renfroe flied out to left field. Brandon Drury singled to right. Gio Urshela popped out to right. Matt Thaiss walked. Zach Net popped out to first base. Steven Kwan walked and then stole second. Ahmed Rosario doubled to score Kwan.. 3-1 Angels. Chris Devenski came in to replace Detmers. Jose Ramirez hit a fly ball to advance Rosario to third. Devenski threw a wild pitch to score Ahmed Rosario. 3-2 Angels. Josh Bell and Josh Naylor both struck out.
Mickey Moniak singled to lead off the seventh inning. Mike Trout popped out to right. Shohei Ohtani struck out. Mickey Moniak stole another base during Luis Rengifo’s at bat. (Anthony Rendon had left the game with left groin tightness.) He scored on a single by Rengifo. Rengifo made it to second on a really crap throw.
Cam Gallagher was awarded with a throwing error. Hunter Renfroe struck out. 4-2 Angels. For the Guardians, Gabriel Arias walked to lead the inning off. Andres Gimenez popped up into a double play by Zach Neto. Very nice! Myles Straw struck out.
Brandon Drury grounded out to short. Gio Urshela was out on a fly ball to right. Matt Thaiss reached on a fielding error by the Guardians shortstop. Zach Neto homered to left. 6-2 Angels.
Mickey Moniak struck out to end the Angels half of the eighth inning. Will Brennan pinch hit for Cam Gallagher. It was a long at bat but he eventually hit a fly ball to Mike Trout for an out. Steven Kwan singled to Hunter Renfroe. Ahmed Rosario singled toward Trout. Jose Ramirez got an RBI hit to make it 6-3 Angels. Josh Bell singled on a grounder to right to make it 6-4 Angels. At this point Andrew Wantz was pulled in favor of Ryan Tepera. Within two pitches Josh Naylor hit a three run homer off of Ryan Tepera to make it 7-6 Guardians. David Fry struck out. Andres Gimenez homered as well. 8-6 Guardians. Myles Straw walked. Will Brennan came back up and had a pitch clock violation for a ball. Myles Straw stole second base during this at bat. Brennan grounded out to Drury. The Guardians were held to a mere six runs this inning. No problem!
Mike Trout struck out for the first out. Shohei Ohtani grounded out to second base. Luis Rengifo was the Angels last hope. He walked to keep the game alive. Hunter Renfroe hit a liner to left field and Rengifo made it to third. Brett Phillips came in to pinch run for Renfroe. He stole second base during the Brandon Drury at bat. Drury grounded out to third to end the game. Sorry folks!