On National Hot dog Day, the Angels looked to make it a sweet by sweeping the Yankees and returning to above .500. On the mound to make that happen was Chase Silseth. This 3rd edition of Chase was making the Yankees chase as he went 5 and 2 thirds innings giving up 1 run (2 if you count the one Soriano gave up) on 4 hits, striking out 10 and walking 2.
Helping make this happen was the offense, scoring 2 runs in 3 straight innings to start the game. Rodon was not acting like the ace the Yankees wanted him to be. And it wasn’t just one player or one mistake, as giving up a 2 run blast to Ward is more respectable than a 2 run bomb to Rengifo.
The good starting pitching for the 3rd straight start on top of a nice lead made the bullpen rather happy indeed. With the off day tomorrow, the light use this series, and healthy arms coming back, the bullpen is in a much better place than it was last week.
The Angels got things started with a Taylor “Blake” Ward 2 run home run in the first.
In the 2nd, Luis Rengifo hit one as well.
Then in the 3rd, M-I-C-K-E-Y singled in the 5th run of the game.
And Escobar drove in the 6th with a groundout.
That is how it was until the 6th when Chase left one over the plate to Stanton, who hit it out.
Well, time for bullpen now, despite how good Chase has been going. Starting with Soriano. Aaand he gave up multiple hits, a walk, and a HBP. Also a run.
Well, as long as the Angels hold it, things should be fine. Oh and there is another home run in the 8th.
Good thing Ward doubled in that run back in the bottom of the 8th.
Loup, of all people, shut the door and secured the Angels the sweep!
Angels are now over .500 again! This is the first sweep vs the Yankees since 2009! Day off tomorrow, but it is the Pirates in town with Shohei Ohtani on the mound Friday with a Fanny Pack Giveaway.