As we wake up on a Sunday morning, this game seems both crucial and pointless.
Crucial is obvious, the Angels need to avoid the sweep. Every game matters and the losses piling up would be disastrous. With Atlanta next, stopping the losing now would go a long way towards keeping hope alive.
Yet, it seemed pointless all the same. Not for any doomer talk or whatever, but due to what happened yesterday. Taylor Ward being hit in the face makes you remember that some things are more important than just a sport. Luckily, he didn’t lose his eye, and was released from the hospital, but he needs likely facial surgery as his face was fractured.
With now 17 members of the 40 man roster on the IL, it is up to everyone else to step it up. That included today’s starter, Tyler Anderson. So, how did he do? He went 6 and a third innings, giving up 1 run on 7 hits, striking out 2 and walking 1. Not bad.
Unfortunately, the offense stunk. No hits with RISP yet again with the only run being a sac fly. So many LOBSTERS and no one stepped up at all. The only reason why they were in it was because the Blue Jays copied the Angels by also sucking with RISP for some reason.
The Angels scored first, somehow. They scored thanks to a sac fly by Renfroe in the 3rd.
Blue Jays tied it with a hit in the 5th.
Despite their best efforts, both teams ate a ton of LOBSTERS with 22 combined through 9.
Yep, extra innings. That was pretty uneventful. Here, watch Tyler Anderson’s pitches.
10th inning and RENFROE HIT A 2 RUN HOME RUN!
Aaaand the Blue Jays answered back with a run immediately. 3-2 Angels.
Despite that, the Angels don’t let them score any more and win!
Angels head to Atlanta next, where the runaway NL MVP just got his 50th SB. Yeah, do not expect Ohtani to get a chance to hit at all. Hopefully the other Angels learn how to hit or they are doomed. Now go eat lunch everyone.