Logan O’Hoppe is back and, of course, Nolan Schanuel got called up and batted lead off. He struck out to give the Angels one out and nobody on. The Rays got a run in their half inning due to a combo of a double and some crappy play by Rengifo.
Shohei Ohtani singled and Moustakas doubled to tie the score at 1-1.
Moustakas advanced to third on a wild pitch. It was pointless, though. Logan O’Hoppe grounded out to end the inning.
In the second inning, Osleivis Basabe got an infield hit with one out. You can’t tell if I’m drunk or not when I type that guy’s name. The next batter lined into an unassisted double play by Nolan Schanuel.
I like that he just recorded the outs and headed to the dugout without pimping it. We already had enough Angels hit by pitches this year. Mickey Moniak struck out but Hunter Renfroe singled to get something going for the Angels. Luis Rengifo also singled to put men at first and second with one out. Randal Grichuk lined out to Besabe for the second out. The Rays weren’t able to double up anybody on that one. Nolan Schanuel walked to load up the bases for Shohei Ohtani who proceeded to hit a gran salami. 5-1 Angels. It’s charcuterie tonight instead of LOBsterfest. Brandon Drury grounded out to end the inning.
Nothing really happened in the third inning. For the fourth inning, a two out hit by pitch followed by a single and a double resulted in a score of 5-3 Angels. Rene Pinto then singled to make it 5-4 Angels. Yandy Diaz then lined out to end the Rays half of the fourth. Renfroe=strikeout. Rengifo= strikeout. Grichuk = fly ball out to left.
For the fifth inning: Randy Arozarena walked whereupon Jose Soriano came in to replace Tyler Anderson on the mound. Harold Ramirez doubled and Isaac Paredes struck out to make it a man on second and one out. Luke Raley, the next batter, walked. The Angels were all out to end the fifth, but at least it was not majority strikeouts.
Dominic Leone came in to pitch on behalf of Soriano. Randy Arozarena walked. Then, Harold Ramirez doubled to score Arozarena. 5-5 Tie.
The Rays went three up three down in their at bats in the sixth. The Angels ALSO failed to score although they had opportunities.
Matt Moore came in to pitch. Angels= no score.
Reynaldo Lopez came in to pitch. Yandy Diaz singled and then Lopez uncorked a wild pitch to send him to second. Arozena struck out. and Harold Ramirez then singled to make it 6-6 Angels.
Are the Angels going to win or not? Not a whole lot happened until the ninth inning.
Carlos Estevez came in to replace Matt Moore. He gave up two singles in a row before the Angels turned a triple play to end the Rays half of the inning.
Luis Rengifo walked. Andrew Velazquez replaced him on the base paths and promptly stole second. Grichuk grounded out but Schanuel reached on a fielder’s choice. Shohei Ohtani struck out. Brandon Drury struck out. We are off to extra innings. [Yay] YAY! [/Yay] (sarcasm font).
Carlos Estevez came out for another inning of work in the tenth and threw a wild pitch that put a guy on third with no outs. He then hit Isaac Paredes with a pitch to make it men at first and third with no outs. Luke Raley then hit a ground ball hit to make it 7-6 Rays. Josh Lowe singled to score Isaac Paredes. 8-6
Rays. No problem. The Angels can totally win this. They just brought in Aaron Loup to replace Carlos
Estevez. You know they mean business now! Aaron Pinto singled and Luke Raley scored. 9-6 Rays. Yandy Diaz made an out so all the Angels have to do is score four runs in one inning to win. We totally got this.
Mike Moustakas lined out to left. Logan O’Hoppe grounded out to third. Our very own Maniak lined out to center to end the game.
Photo credit: Rex Fregosi