Today Patrick Sandoval went up against Kodai Senga. The game was scoreless until the third inning. Nolan Schanuel led off with a hit by pitch. Shohei Ohtani doubled to send Schanuel to third.
Brandon Drury hit a sacrifice fly to make it 1-0 Angels.
Mike Moustakas singled to score Ohtani. 2-0 Angels.
Luis Rengifo flied out and Logan O’Hoppe struck out.
Francisco Lindor homered to make it 2-1 Angels. Nolan Schanuel made this nice diving play in the fourth inning. The kid can field.
Patrick Sandoval walked four through 6 innings, including three in a row to Pete Alonso. There was no further scoring through seven when Matt Moore came in to pitch. The Mets got Danny Mendick to third with a double and a sac bunt. O’Hoppe got an error for how he fielded the bunt. Randal Grichuk and Logan O’Hoppe combined for an outfield flyout/gun ’em down at the plate double play to end the seventh. It was still 2-1 Angels. Reynaldo Lopez came in to pitch for Matt Moore in the eighth and did his job.
In the ninth, Hunter Renfroe drew a one out walk. Randal Grichuk drew a two out walk on a pitch that was ruled a wild pitch. Renfroe moved up to third. Nolan Schanuel contributed a base hit to score Renfroe. It was not pretty, but it was effective. Whew! 3-1 Angels.
Carlos Estevez came in to pitch the ninth inning. He got two guys out in a row, but Jonathan Arauz singled to keep the Mets alive. They brought in Daniel Vogelbach to pinch hit with a man in scoring position on second due to defensive indifference. Estevez struck out Daniel Vogelbach to end the game. The Angels won 3-1.