Patrick Sandoval was up against Mr. Perfect Game man German. Which one would pitch better this day? Well, the Sandy Man can pitch well, going 7 1/3 innings, giving up 1 run on 2 hits, striking out 7 and walking 3. Meanwhile, the perfect pitcher was facing the Angels, not the A’s, and not only gave up hits but runs, being more of the 0 than the hero the Yankees wanted.
It wasn’t even just Shohei Ohtani, as M-I-C-K-E-Y burnt him for 3 runs. This offense scored x runs, showing that, even in a weakened state, the Angels offense was a force to be reckoned with.
With good hitting and starting pitching today, it just needed decent relief pitching to win the first series for the Angels since the one against Kansas City in mid June. Yes, it has been that long. It would also put the Angels back at .500, bringing hope to everyone here. Could the bullpen get those 5 outs though?
The answer was yes!
The scoring started in the first, with a 2 run shot by M-I-C-K-E-Y.
Sandy lost his no hit bid in the 3rd by giving up a solo shot.
Luckily, that run was gotten back with a wild pitch in the 3rd.
Another run came across in the 5th, thanks to that Ohtani triple he needed yesterday.
Then M-I-C-K-E-Y brought in the unicorn with his 3rd RBI of the game.
After Sandoval’s great start, Webb and Charlie Sheen shut down the Yankees, and the Angels win!
Now at .500, the Angels have the chance to sweep the Yankees tomorrow. It would be the first sweep since early June. Hope is still alive!